A linux file extension is related to the Linux operating system. A linux file probably contains readme text.

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LINUX file extension - Linux file

What is linux file? How to open linux files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

The linux file extension is related to various Linux distributions (Unix-based operating system for various platforms) of this operating system.

The linux file stores various data used for internal purposes of the Linux.

Most likely some readme like text format.

The default software associated to linux file type:

Linux operating systems icon

Various Linux developers logo Linux operating systems  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Various Linux developers

Linux is family of Unix-based operating systems. Linux kernel supports variety of devices such as desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, routers, video game consoles etc. Linux is also leading operating system for servers. Linux is available for free in many distributions on the Internet.

Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc.

Operating system for smart phones called Android is also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.

gedit icon

The GNOME Project logo gedit  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  The GNOME Project

gedit is the official text editor of the Linux GNOME desktop environment.

Help how to open LINUX files:

Use any text editor to try view content of linux files.

How to convert file with extension LINUX:

As far as we know, this .linux 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 .linux 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 linux file, edit linux file, convert linux file, view linux file, play linux file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 linux files.

  • Open linux file
  • Save linux file
  • Edit linux file
  • Others linux file

Software that open linux file - Linux file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open linux file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with linux file by default:
gedit small icon gedit
Other suggested software:
Sublime Text for Linux small icon Sublime Text for Linux
Atom for Linux small icon Atom for Linux

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