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BASH File Extension

Unix Shell Script (bash)

What is BASH file?

BASH is a file extension commonly associated with Unix Shell Script (bash) files. Unix Shell Script (bash) specification was created by Apple, Inc.. BASH file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS system platform. Files with BASH extension are categorized as Developer Files files. The Developer Files subset comprises 1180 various file formats. The most popular program for handling BASH files is Mac OS X, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Apple, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theMac OS X software, but also about BASH and other supported file formats.

Programs which support BASH file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support BASH files. Files with BASH suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support BASH file

How to open file with BASH extension?

Being unable to open files with BASH extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with BASH extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Mac OS X

Install software to open BASH file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports BASH files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Mac OS X or one of the recommended programs (for example, Linux operating systems, Unix) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Mac OS X website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Mac OS X

Update software that support file extension BASHIf the problems with opening BASH files still occur even after installing Mac OS X, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Mac OS X is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Mac OS X installed, it may not support BASH format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Mac OS X.

Step 3. Associate Unix Shell Script (bash) files with Mac OS X

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate BASH files with latest version of Mac OS X you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with BASH file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the BASH with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Mac OS X is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open BASH files and clicking OK.
Associate software with BASH file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BASH extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Mac OS X and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BASH extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the BASH for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the BASH file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check BASH file for viruses
1. Verify that the BASH in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the BASH is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the BASH file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the BASH file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with BASH extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the BASH file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with BASH extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Unix Shell Script (bash) file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Mac OS X

If the systems has insufficient resources to open BASH files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Unix Shell Script (bash) file. It may be the case that the BASH files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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