1. [syn: extension, filename extension, file name extension]
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = (unset),
LC_ALL = (unset),
LC_TIME = "tr_TR.UTF-8",
LC_MONETARY = "tr_TR.UTF-8",
LC_ADDRESS = "tr_TR.UTF-8",
LC_TELEPHONE = "tr_TR.UTF-8",
LC_NAME = "tr_TR.UTF-8",
LC_MEASUREMENT = "tr_TR.UTF-8",
LC_IDENTIFICATION = "tr_TR.UTF-8",
LC_NUMERIC = "tr_TR.UTF-8",
LC_PAPER = "tr_TR.UTF-8",
LANG = "C"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
2 definitions retrieved:
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a string of characters beginning with a period and followed
by one or more letters; the optional second part of a PC
computer filename; "most applications provide extensions
for the files they create"; "most BASIC files use the
filename extension .BAS" [syn: extension, filename
extension, file name extension]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
The portion of a filename, following the
final point, which indicates the kind of data stored in the
file - the file type.
Many operating systems use filename extensions, e.g. Unix,
VMS, MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows. They are usually from
one to three letters (some sad old OSes support no more than
three). Examples include "c" for C source code, "ps" for
PostScript, "txt" for arbitrary text.
NEXTSTEP and its descendants also use extensions on
directories for a similar purpose.
Apart from informing the user what type of content the file
holds, filename extensions are typically used to decide which
program to launch when a file is "run", e.g. by
double-clicking it in a GUI file browser. They are also
used by Unix's make to determine how to build one kind of
file from another.
Compare: MIME type.
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