A file extension - Unix static object code library file
What is a file? How to open a files?
File type specification:
The A file extension is associated with the static object code library files used in UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems, like Linux and Mac OS X. A static library is basically a set of object files that were copied into a single file.
The default software associated to a file type:
Company or developer:
The Open Group
A multi-tasking operating system for various platforms, the first version of UNIX was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .a file extension
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that can be done with the file: like open a file, edit a file, convert a file, view a file, play a file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
- Others a file
Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with a file - Unix static object code library file
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