.OUT File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .OUT file extension:

  1. Compiled Executable File
  2. Output File

1. Compiled Executable File

Compiled Executable 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.

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.

Software's name License Platforms
Linux Linux Free Linux

Updated: August 19, 2018

2. Output File

Output File
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  • Category Data Files
  • Format Text

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.

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

Software's name License Platforms
Any text editor Any text editor AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindowsWindows Phone
Apple TextEdit Apple TextEdit Bundled Mac
Microsoft Notepad Microsoft Notepad Bundled MacWindows
Microsoft WordPad Microsoft WordPad Bundled Windows
Other text editor Other text editor LinuxMacWindows

Updated: February 24, 2010

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