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What is an INV file?
File created by INVedit, a program used to create and modify inventories for the game Minecraft; contains game inventory item information, such as resources, weapons, mining tools, and other equipment; also stores quantities of each inventory item.
When done editing an inventory in INVedit, it can be built into a Minecraft world file, and then the world can be loaded into the Minecraft game. INV files can also be imported into "chests" using MCEdit, a Minecraft world editor.
NOTE: Minecraft is a sandbox construction game that allows players to build and destroy blocks and other objects in a 3D environment.
Programs that open or reference INV files
Sphinx Object Inventory
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An INV file may also be an object inventory file used by Intersphinx, an extension of the Sphinx documentation system. It is a Zlib-compressed file that contains a list of a documentation project's objects. INV files are typically named objects.inv.
When a Sphinx user builds their documentation project as a set of HTML files, Sphinx creates an objects.inv file that contains a list of all the project's objects. For example, objects.inv includes a list of all the project's sections, terms, documents, and modules.
The Sphinx extension Intersphinx allows users to link to another project's documentation within their project. Users do this by importing the other project's objects.inv file via the intersphinx_mapping setting. They can then include :ref:, :doc:, and other cross-references that refer to objects listed in the other project's objects.inv file.
Common INV Filenames
Objects.inv - The name Sphinx automatically assigns to a project's object inventory file.
How to open an INV file
You can use Zlib (multiplatform) to decompress an INV file. You can then open the file with Microsoft Visual Studio Code (multiplatform) or another source code or text editor. You can also use Intersphinx to read and output an INV file's contents, provided you have the INV file saved locally.