.BASH_PROFILE File Extension

The GNU Project
File Type:
Bash Interactive Login Shell File

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

What is a BASH_PROFILE file?

Bash_profile file extension has Bash Interactive Login Shell file type, developed by The GNU Project, which is associated with the "system files" category.

 Linux terminal programs (and Mac OS as well) need these shell files to store setup instructions for the shell environment. May include environment variables and scripts to execute. Shell files of this nature hold information about user’s command prompt preferences, contain paths for program binaries and directories.

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

bash_profile file icon
The GNU Project
File Type:
Bash Interactive Login Shell File
System Files

How to open BASH_PROFILE file?

Double click the bash_profile 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_profile 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_profile 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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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the bash_profile 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_PROFILE files

  • MacOS MacOS
    • Apple Terminal Apple Terminal
    • MacroMates TextMate MacroMates TextMate
    • 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_profile file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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