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UNIT file extension

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

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

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

✅ Systemd Unit Data

UNIT file is a Systemd Unit Data. Systemd is a suite of basic building blocks for a Linux system. It provides a system and service manager that runs as PID 1 and starts the rest of the system. A unit file is a plain text ini-style file that encodes information about a service, a socket, a device, a mount point, an automount point, a swap file or partition, a start-up target, a watched file system path, a timer controlled and supervised by systemd, a resource management slice or a group of externally created processes.
UNIT format description not yet available
Application: Systemd
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
UNIT aliases:
UNIT related links:
UNIT related extensions:
Systemd Service Unit

Systemd Service Timer Configuration

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

🚫 The .unit file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

init, nit, uit, uni, unif, unt

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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🔴 Can't open a .unit 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 .unit 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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