There are 2 file types use the .LIST file extension:
1. APT List File
FIle created by APT, an Advanced Package Tool used to manage applications; holds a list of package sources that software can be downloaded from; contains information detailing the archive type indicating whether it contains binary or source packages.
The LIST file typically follows this format:
deb http://host/debian distribution section1 section2 section3
deb-src http://host/debian distribution section1 section2 section3
The first word of each line notifies the archive type:
- deb means that it holds a binary package.
- deb-src means that it holds a source package.
NOTE: The APT tool is found within the Debian operating system.
/etc/apt/sources.list - The default Debian file containing information where software can be downloaded from.
Updated: April 15, 2013
2. JAR Index File
Metadata file sometimes included as part of a Java Archive (.JAR file); saved in the /META-INF/ directory within the JAR file and contains an index of information about the source code packages also in the JAR file; used to speed up the process of loading Java classes when programs are run; often contains a list of JARs needed to be downloaded by the Java program.
To add an INDEX.LIST file to a Java Archive, you can use the -i option with the jar command.
Updated: October 31, 2011