Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-15-2005, 08:33 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
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
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
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
Old 01-15-2005, 10:19 AM   #3
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory tcma Linux - Software 11 02-24-2012 03:00 AM
awk: fatal:cannot open file for reading (no such file or Directory) in Linux sangati vishwanath Linux - Software 4 07-06-2005 12:59 AM
Kpilot 4.4.0 File Installer -Unable to Open File- Clie SJ-22 sephiro499 Linux - Software 0 10-04-2004 12:25 PM cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory man26 *BSD 0 09-10-2004 08:34 AM
How to open a wps file in open office 1.1 oneiric Linux - Software 4 04-15-2004 04:07 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration