.BASHRC File Extension

The GNU Project
File Type:
Bash Non-Interactive Login Shell File

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

What is a BASHRC file?

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

These shell files for Mac OS X and Linux programs contain shell instructions, for example, default scripts to use and declarations for environment variables. Also, allow setting user preferences for the command prompt and choosing paths for program executables. Files with the .BASHRC extensions are different from the files with the .BASH_PROFILE extensions, which are used for interactive login shells execution.


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

bashrc file icon
The GNU Project
File Type:
Bash Non-Interactive Login Shell File
System Files

How to open BASHRC file?

Double click the bashrc 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 .bashrc 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 bashrc 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".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

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 bashrc 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 BASHRC 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 bashrc file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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