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BASHRC File Extension

Bash Non-Interactive Login Shell Format
  • Developer
    The GNU Project
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3 (4 votes)

What is BASHRC file?

BASHRC filename suffix is mostly used for Bash Non-Interactive Login Shell Format files. Bash Non-Interactive Login Shell Format format was developed by The GNU Project. BASHRC file format is compatible with software that can be installed on , Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. BASHRC file format, along with 323 other file formats, belongs to the System Files category. Vim supports BASHRC files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 8 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Bram Moolenaar developer not only will you find detailed information about theVim software, but also about BASHRC and other supported file formats.

Programs which support BASHRC file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 4 operating systems that support BASHRC files. BASHRC files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support BASHRC file

How to open file with BASHRC extension?

Being unable to open files with BASHRC extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Bash Non-Interactive Login Shell Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with BASHRC files.

Step 1. Install Vim software

Install software to open BASHRC file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening BASHRC files is that no program that can handle BASHRC files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Vim or one of the recommended programs (for example, TextEdit, TextMate, NotePad++ text editor) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. 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 Vim installed is by going to developer’s website (Bram Moolenaar) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Vim

Update software that support file extension BASHRCIf you already have Vim installed on your systems and BASHRC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Vim cannot handle files with BASHRC may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Vim should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Vim to BASHRC files

After installing Vim (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open BASHRC files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with BASHRC 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 BASHRC 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 Vim installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open BASHRC files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with BASHRC file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the BASHRC file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BASHRC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the BASHRC is not faulty

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

Check BASHRC file for viruses
1. Check the BASHRC file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BASHRC file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the BASHRC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. BASHRC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the BASHRC file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the BASHRC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Bash Non-Interactive Login Shell Format file.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with BASHRC extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Bash Non-Interactive Login Shell Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle BASHRC files.

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