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GITIGNORE file: How can I open a .GITIGNORE file?

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

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✅ Git Ignore File

Git Ignore File .gitignore file icon
The GITIGNORE file is a Git Ignore File. Git is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows.
Category: Development files
Application: Git
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
GITIGNORE aliases:
GITIGNORE related links:
GITIGNORE related extensions:
Git Bundle Archive

Git Attributes

NPM Ignore

Git Extension

Git Keep File

Git Submodule Properties Data

⚠ Be careful with .gitignore files.

It's important to know that the .gitignore file extension can be used by various programs, not just the ones you expect. This includes potentially harmful software or malware that might create .gitignore files. Be cautious when dealing with .gitignore files from unknown sources.

🔴 Can't open a .gitignore 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:

Select an app to open this .gitignore file

It means that the operating system does not have a default app associated with the .gitignore file type. To resolve this issue and open the file, you can take the following steps:

If you don't know how to change the default app for the .gitignore file, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. The extension of a file serves as a hint to the operating system and various software programs about the type of data contained within the file. When you alter a file's extension, you essentially modify how software applications interpret and handle that file. Every file has a specific format, also known as its file type or file format. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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