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File Type, Extension Glossary
    Every filename contains a file extension like bas, bat, bmp, bdf, bmf, boo, bin, bak, bac, backup and others that refers to the specific type of file. Info on files like bat, bmp, bak and others is used by your PC operating system to launch an appropriate program associated with that respective file.

.bac - Binary Backup file format. ( filename extension bac )

.bak - Backup format often seen in the Windows OS. ( file extension bak )

.bas - Basic Language source code file format. This format contains program code written in the Basic computer programming language. ( file extension bas )

.bat - Batch file format. Files with the bat extension contain computer commands to be executed by your computer. The bat file is basically a series of executable comands. You can modify a bat file with a common text editor. ( filename extension .bat )

.bdf - Adobe Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format. ASCII-based file format used to store Adobe screen fonts as human-readable data. ( file extension bdf )

.bck - VMS Backup file format. This type of file format contains a backup performed on a VMS/VAX system.

.bin - Macbinary II encoded file format. Compressed format used by the Macintosh platform. ( filename extension bin )

.bmf - Binary Material File format. Format that is similar to .bmp files used by several Corel programs.

.bmp - Bitmap file format. Native bitmap file format of the Microsoft Windows environment. ( filename extension bmp )

.boo - Bootstrap file format. Developed especially for distribution of Kermit binaries over networks, e-mail, and communication lines. ( file extension boo )

The end of each filename contains a file extension ( bak, bas, bat, bac, bdf, bin, bmf, bmp, boo ) which refers to the type of file.
This information is used by your computer operating system to launch an appropriate program that is associated with this file.

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