When creating a shortcut in windows it makes a
I have researched and it seems these are openable in linux(with some tweaking). Does Linux have an equivalent? If so, whats the extension?
Linux doesn't work with file extensions. However, you can make a shortcut on Linux using "symbolic links". They are something like a "pointer" to a file.
Take a look at here to see how to do it:
Linux has two types of links: