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.LA File Extension

File Type 1Libtool Archive

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CategoryData Files


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What is a LA file?

An LA file is an archive used by Libtool, a generic library support script used for creating portable compiled libraries. It contains a library description that may include a reference to a shared or dynamic library. LA files are primarily used to remember the destination directory for the library and the dependency on the math library.

More Information

Libtool was designed for building shared libraries on Unix. It uses the LA file to link libraries since static libraries are only archives that contain no metadata in regards to linking other libraries with them. The LA file is the only file used by Libtool for preserving library dependencies, file names, and library versions and revisions between different platforms.

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Programs that open LA files
Updated 10/19/2016

File Type 2Lossless Audio File

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CategoryAudio Files


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

.LA File Association 2

Audio file compressed by La, a lossless audio compression program; compresses an audio file's size without affecting the quality; has a longer encoding time than most other lossless compressors, but results in greater compression.

Programs that open LA files
Nullsoft Winamp with La plugin
foobar2000 with La plugin
XMMS with La plugin
Updated 1/15/2009

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