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.Y File Extension

File Type 1Yacc Source File

DeveloperStephen C. Johnson
Popularity
3.3 (6 Votes)
CategoryDeveloper 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.

What is a Y file?

Developer file used by Yacc (Yet Another Compiler-Compiler), a program used to generate source code parsers; contains formal declarations for how a programming language is defined; used for generating parsers for various languages.

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NOTE: Yacc has been used for creating the parser for the C programming language.

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Programs that open Y files
Windows
Microsoft Visual Studio with MKS Lex & Yacc plug-in
Any text editor
Mac
Apple Xcode
Berkeley Yacc
Yacc
Any text editor
Linux
Berkeley Yacc
Bison
Yacc
Any text editor
Updated 2/21/2011

File Type 2Subsampled Raw YUV Image

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.0 (1 Vote)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.Y File Association 2

One of three files from a split .PPM file; others are .U and .V files; YUV representation is used by the Stanford MPEG codec.

Programs that open Y files
Windows
Microsoft Windows Media Player with YUV Genius package
Apple QuickTime Player with QuickTime YUV codec
Mac
Apple QuickTime Player with QuickTime YUV codec
Updated 1/6/2007

File Type 3Amiga Yabba Compressed File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
1.5 (2 Votes)
CategoryCompressed Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.Y File Association 3

File archive compressed using Amiga Yabba compression, a type of compression used only on Amiga systems.

Programs that open Y files
Windows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Cloanto Amiga Forever
Mac
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Cloanto Amiga Forever
Linux
yabba for Unix
Updated 8/4/2010

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