.AWK File Extension

Free Software Foundation
File Type:
AWK Script

Having trouble opening .awk extension? Don't panic! This page explains what awk files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open awk files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an AWK file?

Awk file extension has AWK Script file type, developed by Free Software Foundation, which is associated with the "developer files" category.

All scripts created for AWK – a text processing application for Linux and Unix operating systems – share this format. AWK files contain settings for printing, matching, and replacing imported text. It also has an option to produce formatted text and reports.


To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

awk file icon
Free Software Foundation
File Type:
AWK Script
Developer Files

How to open AWK file?

Double click the awk file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .awk extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the awk extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the awk file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open AWK files

  • MacOS MacOS
    • awk awk
    • MacVim MacVim
    • Apple TextEdit Apple TextEdit
    • Other text editor Other text editor
  • Linux Linux
    • awk awk
    • Vim Vim
    • Other text editor Other text editor

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the awk file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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