Edit Perl Files in Dreamweaver (with color syntax highlighting)

Get the Perl / CGI Dreamweaver Extension

Edit PERL and CGI files in Dreamweaver with color colding and syntax highlighting. Didn’t think it was possible? Well, it is. The first step is to get the free Dreamweaver Extension: Perl Support.

Make it work with CGI

to get it to work with CGI files, a few minor tweaks are needed

Install the extension mentioned above. Then, make the following changes in these two files:

File 1: PerlDocumentType.xml
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver 9\Configuration\DocumentTypes\PerlDocumentType.xml
PL,PM:Perl files
CGI,PL,PM:Perl files

File 2: Extensions.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver 9\Configuration\Extensions.txt

winfileextension="pl,pm" macfileextension="pl,pm"
winfileextension="pl,pm,cgi" macfileextension="pl,pm,cgi"

Problem Solved! Screenshot:


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