.BASH_HISTORY File Extension

The GNU Project
File Type:
Bash History File

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

What is a BASH_HISTORY file?

Bash_history file extension has Bash History file type, developed by The GNU Project, which is associated with the "system files" category.

Bash is a shell program based on Unix and commonly used on Linux and MAC OS X operating systems. Files with this extension save user’s history of entered commands in the command prompt. This allows reviewing the list of actions that have been performed earlier.


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

bash_history file icon
The GNU Project
File Type:
Bash History File
System Files

How to open BASH_HISTORY file?

Double click the bash_history 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 .bash_history 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 bash_history 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 bash_history 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 BASH_HISTORY files

  • MacOS MacOS
    • Apple Terminal Apple Terminal
    • GNU Bash GNU Bash
  • Linux Linux
    • GNU Bash GNU Bash

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 bash_history file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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