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Details of extension .a

3 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .a file?
  • Which program can create the .a file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .a format?
  • What can convert .a files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .a extension?
.a
Unix AR Archive .a file icon

Unix AR Archive

"A" file is an Unix AR Archive. An AR archive is a single file holding a collection of other files in a structure that makes it possible to retrieve the original individual files (objects).
Detailed description not available
Category: Archive files
Application: GNU Binutils
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Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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C Source Code
Windows Command File
Executable File
Compiled Object File
Interface Definition File
Unix Shared Library
Visual C++ Preprocessed Source
INTERCAL Source File
D Source Code
.a
STK Attitude .a file icon

STK Attitude

A file is an STK Attitude. STK (Systems Tool Kit) is a physics-based software geometry engine that accurately displays and analyzes land, sea, air, and space assets in real or simulated time. An Attitude file is an ASCII text file formatted for compatibility with STK that ends in a .a extension. Attitude files can be useful when you need to provide STK with data for a vehicle to model certain unique circumstances.
Category: Data files
Application: Systems Tool Kit
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Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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STK Planetary Ephemeris File
STK Aerodynamics File
STK Azimuth-Elevation Mask
STK Body Mask File
STK Calculation Scalar File
STK Central Body Rotation File
STK City Database Main File
STK City Database Counties
STK Database Update Information
.a
Commodore 64 SEUCK Sprite Image .a file icon

Commodore 64 SEUCK Sprite Image

A file is a Commodore 64 SEUCK Sprite Image. The Commodore 64 (C64) is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International.
Detailed description not available
Category: Graphic files
Application: Recoil
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Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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Commodore 64 Lynx Archive
Commodore 64 8x8 Font Data
Timex 2048 Hi-res Gigascreen Image
Timex 2048 Hi-color Screen Image
Commodore 128 VDC BitMap Image
Commodore 128 Basic 8 Image
Commodore 64 FLI Designer Picture
Commodore 64 Interlace Hires Editor Bitmap
Commodore 64 ECI Graphic Editor Image

Other types of files may also use the .a file extension. If you have helpful information about .a extension, write to us!

Can't open a .a file?

If you want to open a .a file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .a association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.a

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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