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File Types Index

Information about different files used in Puppy Linux.

Puppy Specific File Types

Package File Types
  • PET - Puppy software packages, loaded into SaveFile
  • SFS - Puppy software package, read-only, loaded as file-system layer
  • DEB - Debian/Ubuntu software packages, generally compatible with Puppy 5.2x Lucid

General File Types - by extension
  • BIN - executable program files (binary code)
  • SFS - read only compressed file system
  • TAR - compressed files
  • TXZ, tar.xz - files using xz compression
  • TGZ, GZ, tar.gz - files using gz compression

General File Types - by name

Document Files
  • PPD - printer configuration files
  • PDF - portable document file
  • DjVu - stores scanned documents
  • iCalendar - send meeting requests and tasks via internet

Image Files
  • PNG - lossless raster image format

Linux Files
symlink - symbolic link to another file
.desktop files are the standard way for Linux programs to provide information about themselves
deb - Debian style software package

Also on the wiki
AssociateFiles - How Associate filetypes
How To Add MIME Type
Internet Media Types
RootFs - linux directory structure
Software Package Naming Convention
File - File identification software
md5sum - check hash via commandline
Convert Files

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