How to open a file with .ELC extension?

File Type : Emacs Lisp Byte-compiled Source Code (Free Software Foundation, Inc.)
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

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What is .ELC file extension?

Compiled Lisp file created by Emacs, a customizable text editor; generated from a standard Lisp (.EL) file using the Emacs byte-code compiler; may contain Emacs configuration settings or may provide extra program functionality. To compile an EL file, type the following command in Emacs: byte-compile-file "filename.el" Make sure to replace "filename.el" with the actual filename Lisp file you want to compile. The compiler will generate a compiled version of the file with the same filename and a ".elc" extension. NOTE: Compiled files can be loaded and run faster than plain text Lisp files. Therefore, most Emacs extensions are saved as compiled ELC files.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open ELCfiles:

  • GNU Emacs
  • GNU Emacs
  • GNU Emacs