Open AR file

The most commonly used .ar file type: Linux/Unix command library

How to open ar files?

ar file icon Have you had trouble opening the ar file on your computer? What are ar files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is ar file?

Files with ar extension are also related to ar archiving program on Unix platform.

Linux/Unix command library description

The ar file extension is related to ar, a a Unix utility that maintains groups of files as a single archive file.

The GNU ar program creates, modifies, and extracts from archives. An archive is a single file holding a collection of other files in a structure that makes it possible to retrieve the original individual files.

Suggested software to open ar file


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Other AR file name extensions using the same .ar suffix

.ar - Javasoft JRE 1.3 library

An ar file extension is related to the Java Runtime Environment. An ar file stores library.

Open ar file with: Java

.ar - Midtown Madness city add-on file

Files with ar suffix can be found also as add-ons for the Midtown Madness computer game.

Open ar file with: 7-zip IZArc Midtown Madness

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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