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.SPEC File Extension

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File TypeRPM Specification File

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CategoryDeveloper Files


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


File used by rpmbuild, a program used for building .RPM (Red Hat Package Manager) packages, which are used for installing Linux programs; includes the package name, version, copyright information, a summary, references to program files, and instructions for creating and installing the package.

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SPEC files can be created and edited with any text editor.

Programs that open SPEC files
Any text editor
Updated 7/12/2012

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