Files with dsc extension are commonly encountered as source control files for Debian. Found in installation packages for the system.

There are 5 other file types using
the DSC file extension!

empty icon.dsc - Tag descriptor data

empty icon.dsc - Nikon Coolpix disk identification data

empty icon.dsc - Oracle Database discard data

dsc icon.dsc - PostScript Language Specification version 3.0

empty icon.dsc - Microsoft Belief Network data

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DSC file extension - Debian source control data

What is dsc file? How to open dsc files?

File type specification:

Settings, options, themes or skins file type icon Settings, options, themes or skins file type

dsc file icon: dsc filetype icon

File extension dsc is associated with Debian, a computer operating system composed of software packages released as free and open source software, developed by the Debian Project.

This type of dsc files contain a series of fields, identified and separated just like the fields in the control file of a binary package. The source package control file is generated by dpkg-source when it builds the source archive, from other files in the source package, described above. When unpacking, it is checked against the files and directories in the other parts of the source package.

Updated: September 30, 2021

The default software associated to open dsc 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..

Help how to open:

The .dsc file is generated for internal purposes and it is not meant to be opened directly. However, you can probably try to open it in text editor.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert .dsc files (Debian source control files) to another file format.

Related links:

Debian Policy Manual - Chapter 5 - Control files and their fields

List of recommended software applications associated to the .dsc 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 dsc file, edit dsc file, convert dsc file, view dsc file, play dsc file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Settings file type for software that use dsc file - Debian source control data

Programs supporting the exension dsc on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Debian for settings dsc file action.


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