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.plx is not recognized

by jvierra (Initiate)
on Dec 31, 2012 at 02:19 UTC ( #1010974=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
jvierra has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am working through a tutorial of beginning Perl, however when I create a simple hello world program and have the file extension as .plx it doesn't read it. If I change the extension to .pl it does. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated as I am a complete newbie.

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Re: .plx is not recognized
by roboticus (Chancellor) on Dec 31, 2012 at 02:32 UTC


    If you're running on Windows, you'll need to tell it that .plx is a perl program--i.e., you associate the extension with a program. I don't recall how to do it, but if you copy the .pl entry it should work. I'd check the windows explorer options, or google for "file association" you should find it easily enough.

    Update: Grammatical fix.


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Re: .plx is not recognized
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 31, 2012 at 02:42 UTC

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