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GITIGNORE file extension

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

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

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

✅ Git Ignore File

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.
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

Git Options Data

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

🔴 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:

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 .gitignore 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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