Files with makefile file extension are related to the Makefiles. A makefile stores instructions for a specific programming project.

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MAKEFILE file extension - Makefile

What is makefile file? How to open makefile files?

File type specification:

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

The makefile file extension is associated with the Makefile used by various compilers of programming languages.

The makefile has instructions for a specific project.

Make reads its instructions from text files. An initialization file is read first, followed by the makefile. The initialization file holds instructions for all makes and is used to customize the operation of Make. Make automatically reads the initialization file whenever it starts up.

The default software associated to open makefile file:

Visual Studio Code icon

Microsoft Corporation logoVisual Studio Code  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Visual Studio Code is integrated development tool for creating web and cloud software available for Linux, Mac OS X (macOS), and Windows.

Help how to open:

Use any source code editor to view content of *.makefile.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .makefile 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 software applications associated to the .makefile 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 makefile file, edit makefile file, convert makefile file, view makefile file, play makefile 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 makefile files.

Software that open makefile file - Makefile

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

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