There are 2 other file types using
the ELC file extension!

elc file icon.elc - Apple MAC OS X file

elc file icon.elc - Netcool/OMNIbus event list configuration file

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ELC file extension - Compiled ELISP code file

What is elc file? How to open elc files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The ELC file extension is associated with the ELISP (Emacs Lisp) a dialect of LISP programming language.

The .elc file stores compiled source code written in ELISP.

One other aspect of interpreting: the Lisp interpreter is able to interpret two kinds of entity: humanly readable code, on which we will focus exclusively, and specially processed code, called byte compiled code, which is not humanly readable. Byte compiled code runs faster than humanly readable code.

You can transform humanly readable code into byte compiled code by running one of the compile commands such as byte-compile-file. Byte compiled code is usually stored in a file that ends with a .elc extension rather than a .el extension. You will see both kinds of file in the emacs/lisp directory; the files to read are those with .el extensions.

Mime: application/x-bytecode.elisp Mime: application/x-elc

Help how to open ELC files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension ELC:

As far as we know, this .elc file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .elc file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open elc file, edit elc file, convert elc file, view elc file, play elc file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the elc files.

  • Open elc file
  • Save elc file
  • Edit elc file
  • Create elc file
  • Others elc file

Software that open elc file - Compiled ELISP code file

Click on the link to get more information about GNU Emacs for open elc file action.


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