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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:

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✅ Git Submodule Properties Data

Git Submodule Properties Data .gitmodules file icon
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.
The GITMODULES format description is not yet available
Category: Development files
Application: Git
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
GITMODULES related links:
GITMODULES related extensions:
Git Ignore File

Git Bundle Archive

Git Attributes

Git Extension

Git Keep File

Git Options Data

⚠ 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:

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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