database php: .DAT format : what is this ?

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I downloaded the maxmind geolocalization php library from
Direct url download is:
There are some PHP files and a 30mega file (the databse) GeoLiteCity.dat

What format is that .dat ?
How can I browse it through a databse manager ?
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Just viisit maxmind page once again and read installation instructions. This .dat file is binary data and can be browsed using suplied procedures - that's all

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