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.C File Extension

2 file types use the .c file extension.

File Type 1C/C++ Source Code File

3.9 (134 Votes)
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.

What is a C file?

A C file is a source code file for a C or C++ program. It may include an entire program's source code, or may be one of many source files referenced within a programming project. C files can be edited using a basic text editor, but will not show syntax highlighting like most software development programs do.

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C++ is the programming language used for creating many of today's software programs. Some Unix compilers use a lowercase ".c" extension for C and an upper case ".C" extension for C++, although this convention is not common.

Common C Filenames

main.c - A source code file typically containing the main() function, or entry point, for a C program.

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Programs that open C files
Updated 11/30/2017

File Type 2Lite-C Script

DeveloperConitec Datasystems
3.0 (22 Votes)
CategoryDeveloper Files


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

.C File Association 2

Script written in lite-C, a programming language designed for easily developing graphics and virtual reality applications; uses a syntax similar to C/C++ and is compiled on-the-fly by lite-C.

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Lite-C includes an ABT (Adaptive Binary Tree) rendering engine, programmable particle effects, a body physics and collision engine, and play functions for sound, music, and movie files.

Programs that open C files
Conitec Datasystems lite-C
Conitec Datasystems Gamestudio
Updated 7/16/2009

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