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.OUT File Extension

2 file types use the .out file extension.

File Type 1Compiled Executable File

3.7 (30 Votes)
CategoryExecutable Files

What is a OUT file?

An OUT file is a compiled executable file created by various source code compilers in Unix-like operating systems, such as Linux and AIX. It may store executable code, shared libraries, or object code. OUT files have been largely replaced by the newer COFF (Common Object File Format) format.

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OUT files are most commonly seen as a.out files. The name stands for "assembler output" and is a format used by the PDP-7 and PDP-11 series of minicomputers. The "a.out" filename may also be given to OUT files not saved in the "assembler output" format but instead is just the default name given to output files when no name is applied.

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Programs that open OUT files

Updated 3/30/2018

File Type 2Output File

3.4 (21 Votes)
CategoryData Files

.OUT File Association 2

Generic output file created by various programs; typically contains text that has been dumped from a batch process or a custom program as a log; may be analyzed to debug or understand the execution behavior of a program.

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OUT files may also be used to collect data that has been dumped from a program to standard out.

Programs that open OUT files

Updated 2/8/2010

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