Files with 8 file extension can be commonly found on Unix platform and used for some document system.

There is one other file type using
the 8 file extension!

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Software that open 8 file

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8 file extension - Unix unformatted manual page

What is 8 file? How to open 8 files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

The 8 file extension is associated with the Unix and Unix based operating systems available for various computer platforms developed by AT&T Inc.

This type of 8 file contains unformatted manual page stored in Unix processing document system file format (Roff/nroff/troff/groff).

The default software associated to open 8 file:

Unix icon

The Open Group logoUnix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The Open Group

A multi-tasking operating system for various platforms, the first version of UNIX 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.

Help how to open:

As far as we know, this file type can be accessed on Unix or perhaps also some Linux distribution system.

How to convert:

Possibly can be exported to other text or document formats with some app on Unix/Linux platform.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .8 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open 8 file, edit 8 file, convert 8 file, view 8 file, play 8 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with 8 file - Unix unformatted manual page

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use 8 file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open 8 file actions.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with 8 file by default:
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Other suggested software:
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Other operating systems or devices:

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