An el file extension is related to the Emacs Lisp programming language and used for its source code files.

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EL file extension - Emacs Lisp programming language source code

What is el file? How to open el files?

File type specification:

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

The el file extension is associated with Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

The el file stores source code.

Mime types:

The default software associated to open el file:

GNU Emacs icon

Free Software Foundation, Inc. logoGNU Emacs  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Free Software Foundation, Inc.

GNU Emacs is a popular, extensible and highly customizable text editor for Linux.

Help how to open:

Use any text editor, or source code editor to open .el source code files.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

List of software applications associated to the .el 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 el file, edit el file, convert el file, view el file, play el 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 el files.

Software that open el file - Emacs Lisp programming language source code

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

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with el file by default:
GNU Emacs small icon GNU Emacs
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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