A ko file extension is related to the Linux operating system and used for its Kernel modules.

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KO file extension - Linux kernel module

What is ko file? How to open ko files?

File type specification:

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The ko file extension is sometimes used for Kernel modules in some Linux distributions.

Kernel Modules are pieces of code that can be loaded and unloaded into the kernel upon demand. They extend the functionality of the kernel without the need to reboot the system. For example, one type of module is the device driver, which allows the kernel to access hardware connected to the system.

The Linux kernel modules are located in /lib/modules folder.

The ko modules are also used by FreeBSD based systems.

The default software associated to ko file type:

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Various Linux developers logo Linux operating systems  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
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Linux is family of Unix-based operating systems. Linux kernel supports variety of devices such as desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, routers, video game consoles etc. Linux is also leading operating system for servers. Linux is available for free in many distributions on the Internet.

Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc.

Operating system for smart phones called Android is also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.

Help how to open KO files:

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 file with extension KO:

As far as we know, this .ko 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 .ko file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open ko file, edit ko file, convert ko file, view ko file, play ko file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others ko file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ko file - Linux kernel module

Click on the software link for more information about Linux operating systems. Linux operating systems uses ko file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Linux/Unix:

Main software associated with ko file by default:
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Other suggested software:
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