[TriLUG] File extension for a binary executable?
Brian.Henning at datadirect.com
Wed Dec 12 10:42:24 EST 2007
Unfortunately for you, I believe the overwhelming tradition is no
extension at all. See /usr/bin for examples.
*nix doesn't [I think] technically need extensions anyway; most file
handling is done by checking the magic in the header to see what to do
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Steve Litt
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:40 AM
To: tech at golug.org; trilug at trilug.org
Subject: [TriLUG] File extension for a binary executable?
What is a good file extension for a binary executable (something
C that runs from the command prompt)? Personally I don't want to call my
filepicker just "fpick" because I'll forget what it is or what it does.
I create shellscripts I always put ".sh" as the file extension. What's a
file extension for a binary executable?
Personally, if politics weren't an issue, I'd use ".exe", as in
Everyone knows what that means, and it describes it perfectly.
that isn't very FOSSly correct, and I could see a lot of people getting
undies in a bundle over that. ".bin" is ambiguous because lots of
things are binary.
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