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EBUILD file format description

Many people share .ebuild files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ebuild file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ebuild files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ebuild - Portage eBuild Script

The EBUILD development files are related to Gentoo Linux. EBUILD file is a Portage eBuild Script. Portage is a package management system used by Gentoo Linux, based on the concept of ports collections. An Ebuild Script is a specialized bash script which automates compilation and installation procedures for software packages.

Gentoo Linux
Development files
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Portage eBuild Script related extensions:
GeneXus Object
Genie Backup Manager Plugin
GeneXus Report
Magik Source Code
Free Pascal Compiled Archive
FreePascal Object

Naturally, other applications may also use the .ebuild file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ebuild files. Be especially cautious with .ebuild files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .ebuild file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .ebuild file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:


Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

NAnt Build Tool Data

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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