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Old 12-07-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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what does the .deb file extentsion do

what does the .deb file extentsion do
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Pick any of the first 1 million links:
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deb (file format) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Does no one know how to search for the simplest things? GOOGLE !
Old 12-07-2008, 09:38 PM   #4
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From within Windows, if you click on a file who's name ends in the .deb extension, Windows media player will play a video of a woman named Deborah undressing in a provocative way.
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Originally Posted by reedee View Post
what does the .deb file extentsion do
marks a file as a deb file
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In Linux a file extension does absolutely nothing, and is only a reference for what the type of a file, the file 'might' be. (see man file)

Craigevil was kind enough to Google the answer for that file type for you..


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