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  1. #1
    Release Candiate 1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    Default Text files without extension

    Someone knows why some developers attach readme files without extensions to their programs? Why are they doing that? Is there any popular text editing tool which generates such files?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003


    have a read here my friend it should clarify what you are asking http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_file
    simply me

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Nova Scotia


    Most use readme files is how they name it, Simple notepad is the trick, Odd times there readme files in pdf format but most are just notepad then they rename it to readme.txt

  4. #4
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2003


    Also. many developers develop programs for various platforms. Such as for UNIX-like OS's. This would be for OSX, GNU/Linux and BSD.
    Under these OS's. File extensions are not important to use. As the OS determines what a files type is without needing a dot 3 letter extension, by making use of meta-data.

  5. #5


    Indeed correct....

    You can open a file with NOTEPAD even w/o an extention (You just have to do it manually)


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