Files with GCDA extension are generated by the gcov profilling program from GCC platform.

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GCDA file - GCC gcov profiling file

What is gcda file? How to open gcda files?

File type specification:

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The GCDA file extension is mainly related to GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) software and used for files generated by the gcov program during profilling. A *.gcda file is generated when a program containing object files built with the GCC -fprofile-arcs option is executed. A separate *.gcda file is created for each object file compiled with this option. It contains arc transition counts, and some summary information.

The default software associated to gcda file type:

Free Software Foundation, Inc. logoGNU Compiler Collection  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Free Software Foundation, Inc.

GNU Compiler Collection is front end for C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, and Ada programming languages.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .gcda 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 recommended software applications associated to the .gcda 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 gcda file, edit gcda file, convert gcda file, view gcda file, play gcda file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Create gcda file

Programs that can create gcda file - GCC gcov profiling file

Programs supporting the exension gcda on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about GNU Compiler Collection for create gcda file action.

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