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the COMMON file extension!

common file icon.common - MATlab install file

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COMMON file extension - Unix script file

What is common file? How to open common files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

File extension is used by Unix based operating systems (Unix, Linux, MAC OS X). Script file.

The default software associated to common file type:

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logo Mac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Unix icon

The Open Group logo Unix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  The Open Group

Unix is multi-tasking operating system for various platforms. The first version was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.

Linux operating systems icon

Various Linux developers logo Linux operating systems  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Various Linux developers

Linux is family of Unix-based operating systems. Linux kernel supports variety of devices such as desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, routers, video game consoles etc. Linux is also leading operating system for servers. Linux is available for free in many distributions on the Internet.

Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc.

Operating system for smart phones called Android is also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.

Help how to open COMMON files:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to open this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to open source code or script files

How to convert file with extension COMMON:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert source code or script files

List of recommended software applications associated to the .common file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open common file, edit common file, convert common file, view common file, play common file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others common file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with common file - Unix script file

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use common file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open common file actions.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with common file by default:
Unix small icon Unix
Linux operating systems small icon Linux operating systems

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