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.PUB File Extension

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File Type 1Publisher Document

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
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Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryPage Layout Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

File created by Microsoft Publisher, a program used to create professional documents and marketing materials; contains raster and vector images, text, and drawn objects formatted in a document; used to create newsletters, brochures, posters, and other documents.

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PUB files may also be used to integrate and store data sources for mail merges and generating data sheets.

NOTE: PUB files can be opened by LibreOffice Draw, which is packaged in LibreOffice.

Program(s) that open .PUB files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Publisher 2013
Adobe InDesign with PUB2ID Plugin
LibreOffice
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Adobe InDesign with PUB2ID Plugin
LibreOffice
Linux LogoLinux
LibreOffice
Updated 3/25/2014

File Type 2Public Key File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.3 (7 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryWeb Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

File containing encrypted text that is used in public-key cryptography; used by a remote entity to encrypt data that only a local entity can decrypt using the corresponding private key; may also be used to decrypt data that is encrypted with a private key.

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A common PUB file is id_rsa.pub. PUB files typically can be found under the ".SSH" hidden directory under the home director of a Linux user.

Program(s) that open .PUB files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
PuTTYgen
VanDyke SecureCRT
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
ssh-keygen
Linux LogoLinux
ssh-keygen
Updated 1/13/2010