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.pod File Extension

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File type: Perl POD File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .pod. Files with the file extension .pod can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .pod files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .pod file?

Files in the POD format are text files used to develop source codes for software programming. This format makes use of the Perl language in program development and uses basic syntax which can be easily read in source code format. The Perl language is an interpreted and widely-known language among programmers. It is used for practical extraction of data and serves as a reporting language. It also borrows features from other languages such as C language, AWK, shell scripting and others. The language provides a high-level text processing facilities without data length limits and the many contemporary Unix tools. It is displays variables, expressions, assignment statements, brace-delimited blocks, subroutines, control structures and is procedural in nature. To view and manage POD files, you may use its authoring program itself, Perl. In the event that the user has the authoring program, any text editor may be used.

how to open a .pod file?

Launch a .pod file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .pod file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .pod files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .pod file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .pod file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .pod file association errors

applications that open a .pod file



The Perl application is an open source, free, and highly dynamic interpreted scripting language used for CGI script in Web development. Popularly known as Practical Extraction and Reporting Language, this application was developed by Larry Wall for processing report or text manipulation in Unix programming language. Structurally, it is a combination of C, shell scripting (sh), AWK, Lisp, and sed languages. It uses dual procedural and object-oriented programming interface like Visual basic and PHP. A Perl script is a one or two statements of text file created in a text editor with a PL file extension. These Perl scripts are interpreted by the Perl interpreter and if there are no syntax errors then it is executed. This software is readily available in Unix and can be downloaded for Microsoft Windows and Mac operating systems. For better software compatibility Active Perl was developed for cross platform applications and Strawberry Perl was developed for Microsoft Windows users.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .pod files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .pod. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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