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BASH_HISTORY File Extension

Bash History Format
  • Developer
    The GNU Project
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3 (1 votes)

What is BASH_HISTORY file?

Full format name of files that use BASH_HISTORY extension is Bash History Format. The GNU Project defined the Bash History Format format standard. BASH_HISTORY files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS. BASH_HISTORY file belongs to the System Files category just like 323 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Apple Terminal software for managing BASH_HISTORY files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support BASH_HISTORY file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open BASH_HISTORY files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with BASH_HISTORY extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support BASH_HISTORY file

How to open file with BASH_HISTORY extension?

Being unable to open files with BASH_HISTORY extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with BASH_HISTORY files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with BASH_HISTORY files.

Step 1. Get the Apple Terminal

Install software to open BASH_HISTORY file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports BASH_HISTORY files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Apple Terminal or different compatible program, such as GNU Bash, Mac OS X, Bash. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Apple Terminal installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Apple Terminal to the latest version

Update software that support file extension BASH_HISTORYIf the problems with opening BASH_HISTORY files still occur even after installing Apple Terminal, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Apple Terminal is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Apple Terminal installed, it may not support BASH_HISTORY format. The latest version of Apple Terminal should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Bash History Format files with Apple Terminal

If you have the latest version of Apple Terminal installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage BASH_HISTORY on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with BASH_HISTORY file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the BASH_HISTORY file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Apple Terminal installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open BASH_HISTORY files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with BASH_HISTORY file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the BASH_HISTORY file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with BASH_HISTORY extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the BASH_HISTORY for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the BASH_HISTORY file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BASH_HISTORY file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. BASH_HISTORY file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the BASH_HISTORY file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the BASH_HISTORY file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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 Bash History Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Apple Terminal

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Bash History Format files. It may be the case that the BASH_HISTORY files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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