.ASAR File Extension

Atom Shell Archive File

General Information

Title ASAR File Extension
Extension .asar
Full Form Atom Shell Archive File
File Type Archive File
Developer GitHub
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Package files
Additional Functions Encapsulate code, assets
Features Single file, Easy distribution

File Characteristics

Quality Depends on content
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable With tools

Use Cases

Electron Apps Yes
Desktop Software Yes
Application Bundles Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code exposure
Best Practices Obfuscation, Integrity checks

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2013
Latest Version Depends on Electron

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .zip, .tar.gz, .rar

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Electron Framework Free Windows, Mac, Linux
7-Zip Free Windows, Linux
asar Free Windows, Mac, Linux