.A File Extension

Static Library

The Multics file system allows variable-length filenames. It permits multiple suffixes and no suffix. You can find a list of file extensions below. Image files use JPG/JPEG (.jpg/.jpeg), PNG (.png), a...

General Information

Title .A File Extension
Extension .a
Full Form Static Library
File Type Archive File
Developer Various
MIME Type application/x-archive

File Function

Primary Function Linking
Additional Functions Compilation support
Features Binary code, Multiple object files

File Characteristics

Quality High efficiency
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Indirectly

Use Cases

Software Development Yes
App Optimization Yes
Static Linking Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code execution
Best Practices Regular updates, Secure storage

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Varies
Latest Version Depends on toolchain

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .lib, .o, .obj

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) Free Cross-platform
LLVM Clang Free Cross-platform
Microsoft Visual Studio Free, Paid versions Windows