.RSS File Extension

Rich Site Summary

Developer N/A
3.5  |  43 Votes

What is an RSS file?

An RSS file is a Rich Site Summary file saved in an XML-based syndication format. It contains news headlines and other web content, along with metadata such as the author's name and the publish date. RSS files are used by many websites to distribute information that is updated via RSS in an efficient, text-only format.

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Screenshot of a .rss file in Microsoft Visual Studio Code
RSS file open in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Users can subscribe to RSS feeds to receive timely, up-to-the-minute news stories and blog entries. Web addresses that end in .rss will open as an RSS feed in web browsers that support RSS. For example, if you enter https://www.reddit.com/.rss in your web browser's address bar, you can view Reddit's RSS feed.

How to open an RSS file

If you've downloaded an RSS file, you can open it in any text editor or web browser to view the XML it contains.

To subscribe to a website's RSS feed, you must typically click the website's RSS button or enter the website's RSS feed address into your RSS feed reader.

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Programs that open or reference RSS files

RAM Structural System Model File

Developer Bentley Systems
3.1  |  8 Votes

An RSS file may also be a model file used by RAM Structural System, a building suite used to design, analyze, and draft steel and concrete structures. It contains various component files of a building model, which include B3D, UID, and RAM files. RSS files are compressed with Zip compression.

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The RSS file is one of the primary file types associated with RAM Structural System. The component files included in the RSS file make up the building model. If any of the files are missing, the RSS model will not open correctly. You can rename the RSS extension to .ZIP and extract the contents with a Zip utility. Each of the component files bears the same name as the RSS file.

NOTE: RAM Structural System consists of four design modules, which include RAM Steel, RAM Frame, RAM Foundation, and RAM Concrete.

Programs that open RSS files

Symbian Application Resource File

Developer Nokia
3.0  |  9 Votes

Resource file used by programs that are developed using Symbian OS, an open source OS designed for mobile devices and smartphones; contains pre-compiled resources used by the application user interface, such as static strings, menus, buttons, and lists.

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RSS files are compiled into .RSC binary files when the application is deployed. They are also used to compile the final .APP application file, which is used alongside the RSC resource file.

Programs that open or reference RSS files

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