There are 12 other file types using
the LIB file extension!

empty icon.lib - Microsoft Linker input library data [common]

lib icon.lib - Microsoft Linker compressed input library file

empty icon.lib - Finale NotePad music library file

empty icon.lib - Game Maker Drag & Drop actions library file

empty icon.lib - Greeting Card library file

empty icon.lib - OrCAD library model file

empty icon.lib - PSpice library

empty icon.lib - Scholar's Aid library file

empty icon.lib - Sibelius house style file

empty icon.lib - CIRCAD source library file

empty icon.lib - Sage MAS 90 data file

empty icon.lib - WAsP wind atlas file

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LIB file extension - AS/400 physical file library

What is lib file? How to open lib files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The LIB file extension was used for physical file libraries in AS/400.

The AS/400 was introduced in 1988 by IBM as a minicomputer for general business and departmental use. It underwent several rebrandings until its last rebrand in 2006 to the name of IBM System i. It remained in production until April 2008 when it was replaced by the IBM Power Systems line. It uses an object-based library-based operating system called IBM i. The operating system also suffered rebrandings in accordance to the name changes of the general line. At first it was called OS/400 (following the name schema that gave birth to OS/2 and OS/390). Later on became known as i5/OS in line with the introduction of the powerful eServer i5 servers featuring POWER5 processors. Finally, it was called just IBM i coinciding with the 6.1 release.

Features include a DBMS (DB2/400), a menu-driven interface, multi-user support, dumb terminal support (IBM 5250), printers, as well as security, communications and web-based; which could be programmed either inside the (optional) IBM WebSphere application server or in PHP/MySQL using a native port of the Apache web server.

While in Unix-like systems everything is a file, on the System i everything is an object, with built-in persistence and garbage collection. It also offers Unix-like file directories using the Integrated File System. Java compatibility is implemented through a native port of the Java virtual machine.

Help how to open LIB 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 LIB:

As far as we know, this .lib 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.

Related links:

AS/400 on Wikipedia

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