Files with jav extension are related to the Java programming language. A jav file contains Java source code.

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Software that open jav file

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JAV file extension - Java language source code

What is jav file? How to open jav files?

File type specification:

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

jav file icon: jav filetype icon

File extension jav is associated with the Java, a programming language and run-time framework compatible with various platforms.

A typical .jav file contains source code of Java. File extension used by various Java compilers.

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Updated: April 7, 2024

The default software associated to open jav file:

Java icon

Oracle Corporation logoJava  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Oracle Corporation

Java is a set of developing applications and specifications used to create software in Java programming language. Java is used on many computing platforms from desktop computers to mobile phones.

Java source code derives much syntax from C and C++ programming language but has a simpler object model. To run applications written in Java the Java runtime environment must be installed on a device.

Java Development Kit (JDK) icon

Oracle Corporation logoJava Development Kit (JDK)  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Oracle Corporation

 JDK is a development environment for building applications, applets, and components using the Java programming language.

Help how to open:

Use compatible IDE to edit .jav files.

How to convert:

Conversion of this file format is not possible.

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

Software that open jav file - Java language source code

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with jav file by default:
Java small icon Java
Java Development Kit (JDK) small icon Java Development Kit (JDK)
Other suggested software:
GNU Emacs small icon GNU Emacs

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