GITMODULES file: How can I open a .GITMODULES file?
The table below provides useful information about the .gitmodules file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .gitmodules file?
- What program do I need to open a .gitmodules file?
- How can the .gitmodules file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .gitmodules files to another format?
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✅ Git Submodule Properties Data
The GITMODULES file is a Git Submodule Properties Data. Git is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows.
⚠ Be careful with .gitmodules files.
It's important to know that the .gitmodules file extension can be used by various programs, not just the ones you expect. This includes potentially harmful software or malware that might create .gitmodules files. Be cautious when dealing with .gitmodules files from unknown sources.
🔴 Can't open a .gitmodules 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 .gitmodules file
It means that the operating system does not have a default app associated with the .gitmodules file type. To resolve this issue and open the file, you can take the following steps:
- Right-click on the .gitmodules file. A context menu will appear.
- From the context menu, select Open with. Windows will display a list of recommended apps.
- If the desired app is listed, select it from the provided options.
- If you cannot find the appropriate app, you may need to install software that supports the specific file type.
If you don't know how to change the default app for the .gitmodules 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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