Files with BASH_HISTORY extension are related to Bash shell program for Unix.

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Software that works with bash_history file extension

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BASH_HISTORY file extension - Bash history file

What is bash_history file? How to open bash_history files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

The BASH_HISTORY file extension is associated with the Bash. Bash is a Unix-based shell program commonly used on Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. The *.bash_history file contains saved previous commands the user entered in the shell, so the system shouldn't cease to function without it.

The default software associated to bash_history file type:

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac 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!

Linux operating systems icon

Various Linux developers logoLinux 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.

Bash icon

GNU Project logoBash  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
GNU Project

Bash is the shell, or command language interpreter, that will appear in the GNU operating system. Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). 

Help how to open BASH_HISTORY files:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to open the system files, there is usually no way to directly open or access system files as their functionality is only as part of the operating system.

Any attempts to edit system files is strongly discouraged, as it can cause the system to be corrupted and not work properly.

How to convert file with extension BASH_HISTORY:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to convert the system files, there is usually no way to convert system files into any other file format.

Any attempts to rename system files is strongly discouraged, as it can cause the system to be corrupted and not work properly.

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

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

  • Others bash_history file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with bash_history file - Bash history file

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with bash_history file by default:
Linux operating systems small icon Linux operating systems
Bash small icon Bash

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