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Old 05-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Can i open a linux deb file with windows?

Can i open a linux deb file with windows? Im wanting to put some software onto my usb stick from a linux mint machine and be able to open it on windows. Hear that the 7 zip archive software will allow me to run the deb file extension on my windows pc is this correct? if not is it even possible to do this??
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Highly doubtful

Some linux software can run in Cygwin in Windows, that's probably your only option. What software are you wanting to run?
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Strictly speaking, any file can be opened. After that, it depends on what you want to do with it.
If you want to install any of the content of a deb file on a Windows host, it will almost certainly not make sense. There is very little likelihood that any Windows tool know how to break down the contents of a deb file in anything like the way it was intended.
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You can use AnytoISO software and extract the contents of debian package in windows very easily.


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