Files with rpm extension can be typically found as program installation packages for the Linux Package Manager which is used to install new apps in Linux.

There are 2 other file types using
the RPM file extension!

rpm icon.rpm - RealAudio plugin

rpm icon.rpm - RunPaint (Multicolor) image format file

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Software that open rpm file

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RPM file extension - Linux package manager archive

What is rpm file? How to open rpm files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

Program executable file type icon Program executable file type

rpm file icon: rpm filetype icon

File extension rpm is associated with the RPM Package Manager (also known as Red Hat Package Manager), a package management program included in various distributions of Linux operating systems.

A .rpm file stores archive with Linux program installation.

Updated: May 5, 2024

The default software associated to open rpm file:

RPM Package Manager icon

RPM Package Manager  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:

RPM Package Manager (Red Hat Package Manager) a bash driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating computer software packages, available in various Linux distributions.

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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.

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Convert Linux distribution packages

Help how to open:

You can use these files in Linux to install new programs.

How to convert:

Linux installation packages can often be converted between various types for different Linux distributions.

Find conversions from rpm file:

rpm to 7z

rpm to deb

rpm to jar

rpm to pkg

rpm to slp

rpm to tgz

Find converter to rpm file type:

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

Software that open rpm file - Linux package manager archive

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

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with rpm file by default:
RPM Package Manager small icon RPM Package Manager
Linux operating systems small icon Linux operating systems

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