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GITCONFIG file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .gitconfig file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .gitconfig file?
  • What program do I need to open a .gitconfig file?
  • How can the .gitconfig file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .gitconfig files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Git Options Data

GITCONFIG file is a Git Options Data. Git is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows.
Application: Git
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
GITCONFIG aliases:
GITCONFIG related links:
GITCONFIG related extensions:
Git Ignore File

Git Bundle Archive

Git Attributes

Git Extension

Git Keep File

Git Submodule Properties Data

Other types of files may also use the .gitconfig file extension.

🔴 Can't open a .gitconfig file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .gitconfig file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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