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Old 01-15-2005, 08:33 AM   #1
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how do I open a .pl file in firefoox


I've been googling away, but , not luck. I'm using firefox and suse9.1. I cannot open .pl files I find on a web-page my wife uses for work. Instead I click on the link and my only option is to download the file, which I did. I then opened it using an editor and I see the the text with the code used to format the document.

Is there and extension or plug-in that will allow me just to click on the link and give me the 'open with' option to view the file in a readable form.

Although I rarely post a question, I find these forums a tremendous help in learning and using linux. Thank you all for that.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 09:00 AM   #2
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Basically Perl is a server side script, this means it needs to be executed on the server, to then give a HTML output that is presented to the viewer (as browsers interpret HTML, not perl )

So, if you are execuing the Perl script on your localhost machine then you need to put it in the designated area and then goto http://localhost, you should be able to find the file in there and use it correctly
 
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