.Y File Extension

File Type 1

Yacc Source File

Developer Stephen C. Johnson
Popularity
3.9  |  29 Votes
Category Developer Files
Format Text

What is a Y file?

Developer file used by Yacc (Yet Another Compiler-Compiler), a program used to generate source code parsers; contains formal declarations for how a programming language is defined; used for generating parsers for various languages.

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NOTE: Yacc has been used for creating the parser for the C programming language.

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Updated February 21, 2011
File Type 2

Subsampled Raw YUV Image

Developer N/A
Popularity
2.2  |  6 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format N/A

What is a Y file?

One of three files from a split .PPM file; others are .U and .V files; YUV representation is used by the Stanford MPEG codec.

Programs that open Y files

Updated January 6, 2007
File Type 3

Amiga Yabba Compressed Archive

Developer N/A
Popularity
1.4  |  5 Votes
Category Compressed Files
Format N/A

What is a Y file?

A Y file is a compressed archive most likely created on an Amiga computer. It contains one or more files compressed using Yabba compression.

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While Yabba compression was used mostly on Amiga computers, a version of Yabba also existed for Unix.

How to open a Y file

You can open a Y file with Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe (Windows, Mac) or Cloanto Amiga Forever (multiplatform).

Programs that open Y files

Updated July 26, 2022

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