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.
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.
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.
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.
If 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with opening BASH_HISTORY files still occur even after installing Apple Terminal, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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.
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
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open BASH_HISTORY files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
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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