.SO File Extension
- Category: Developer Files
- Format: Binary
What are .SO files and how to open them?Can't open .SO file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .SO file.
What is a .SO file extension?
.SO file extension has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .SO file is Binary
.SO is Shared Library
Shared library loaded by C and C++ programs when they start; contains functions and other shared program logic; used for loading common libraries into memory so multiple programs can use the same codebase even though they run in separate operating system processes.
Shared libraries can be created from .O files, which contain compiled C or C++ code. SO files are typically saved to designated places in the file system and then linked to by programs that require their functions.
SO files are commonly built with the "gcc" C/C++ compiler that is part of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC).