.DEB File Format
DEB is the filename extension of the standard Debian software package. It usually contains two archives optionally compressed with gzip, Bzip2, lzma, or xz (lzma2) - one for the package control information and another for the real package data.
The default program for handling these DEB files is dpkg, most commonly via other programs such as apt/aptitude. But you can also unarchive DEB files with the following programs.
|How to Open .DEB Files||
DEB Frequently Asked Questions
|Related Books||The Data Compression Book (Amazon)|
|Source||- Official File Extension Library|
How to select a program to open DEB files?
When you double click DEB files on computer, the associated program will be launched to open the selected DEB file. But you can change it to any program at your pleasure.
a) Select a program to open DEB files on Windows
Right-click on the DEB file and go through 'Open with' > 'Choose default program'. In the pop-up windows, choose a program as the DEB file opener. If you decide to always open DEB files with the program, only check the option 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file'.
b) Select another application to open DEB files on Mac
First Get Info about any one of DEB files by right-clicking or Command-I, and click 'Open with' arrow to choose a program to start your DEB file. Click 'Change All' button to set the selected application as the default DEB file opener app.