Hi Lisa, A .pl or .cgi is a text file, use whatever editor you normally use. When you upload/download it off a web server make sure it goes up/down as an ASCII file(and not a binary file). Regards, Kevin Hi all, I am looking into using some cgi scripts. When I download the .pl file it doesn't open automatically. What's the best program to open it? I can open it using notepad but it is so hard to read. The text is all together and has two big black marks everywhere, are these carriage returns? Thanks Lisa.