What is another word for filename extension?1 synonym found
Pronunciation:[ f_ˈaɪ_l_n_eɪ_m ɛ_k_s_t_ˈɛ_n_ʃ_ə_n], [ fˈa͡ɪlne͡ɪm ɛkstˈɛnʃən], [ fˈaɪlneɪm ɛkstˈɛnʃən]
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Definition for Filename extension:
- The portion of a filename, following thefinal point, which indicates the kind of data stored in thefile - the file type.Many operating systems use filename extensions, e.g. Unix,VMS, MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows. They are usually fromone to three letters ( some sad old OSes support no more thanthree). Examples include " c" for C source code, " ps" forPostScript, " txt" for arbitrary text.NEXTSTEP and its descendants also use extensions ondirectories for a similar purpose.Apart from informing the user what type of content the fileholds, filename extensions are typically used to decide whichprogram to launch when a file is " run", e.g. bydouble-clicking it in a GUI file browser. They are alsoused by Unix's make to determine how to build one kind offile from another.Compare: MIME type.Tony Warr's comprehensive list(http:// camalott.com/~ rebma/filex.html). FAQS.org Graphics formats(http:// faqs.org/faqs/graphics/fileformats-faq/).
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