Files with linux extension are related to the Linux operating system. A linux file probably contains readme text.

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LINUX file extension - Linux data

What is linux file? How to open linux files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

File extension linux is related to various Linux distributions (Unix-based operating system for various platforms) of this operating system.

A .linux file stores various data used for internal purposes of the Linux.

Most likely some readme like text format.

Updated: May 29, 2020

The default software associated to open linux file:

Linux operating systems icon

Various Linux developers logoLinux operating systems  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Various Linux developers

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.

gedit icon

The GNOME Project logogedit  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The GNOME Project

gedit is the official text editor of the Linux GNOME desktop environment.

Help how to open:

Use any text editor to try view content of linux files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to other formats.

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

Software that open linux file - Linux data

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

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with linux file by default:
gedit small icon gedit
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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