Files with deb extension can be mainly found as Debian distribution packages - compressed archives for Debian Linux operating system. Some archiving utilities, such as 7-zip, are also able to extract the content of DEB packages.

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

deb icon.deb - MS-DOS debug script

empty icon.deb - Apple iPhone Cydia application installation package

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Software that open deb file

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DEB file extension - Debian Linux package

What is deb file? How to open deb files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

Program executable file type icon Program executable file type

deb file icon: deb filetype icon

File extension deb is commonly used for Debian packages. Debian packages are binary files that contain executables, configuration files, man/info pages, copyright information, and other documentation needed to install a program from the package.

These files are used in Debian Linux operating system and its derivates (Ubuntu) as main source of installation packages.

Updated: November 14, 2023

The default software associated to open deb file:

Debian icon

Debian Project Team logoDebian  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Debian Project Team

One of the most popular Linux operating system distributions, Debian is distributed as a free open source software. Debian supports many platforms such as Intel, ARM, PowerPC, MIPS etc..

Debian uses GNOME desktop environment platform as default and in clean installation contains popular applications such as, Firefox, CD/DVD writing programs, music and video players etc..

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Help how to open:

Use the terminal or program management tool in Linux to open and install programs out of a DEB package.

To install a *.deb file, use the Linux terminal and write the following command:

sudo dpkg -i yourpackage.deb

How to convert:

These packages can be extracted with some archiving utilities like 7-zip or converted to another installation package via specialized Linux programs like alien.

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 21 3C 61 72 63 68 3E 0A 64 65 62 69 61 6E 2D 62 69
ASCII code: ! arch debian-binary

List of software applications associated to the .deb file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open deb file, edit deb file, convert deb file, view deb file, play deb 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 deb files.

Software that open deb file - Debian Linux package

Programs supporting the exension deb on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open deb file action.

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Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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