A command file extension is related to the OS X Terminal, a terminal emulator installed in OS X. A command file contains script.

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Software that open command file

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COMMAND file extension - macOS Terminal script

What is command file? How to open command files?

File type specification:

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

Program executable file type icon Program executable file type

command file icon: command filetype icon

The command file extension is associated with Terminal, a terminal emulation application included in Apple Mac OS X (macOS) operating system.

The command file stores script for Terminal including sequence of commands, often used to automate processes in Terminal without successive typing of commands.

Updated: May 6, 2024

The default software associated to open command file:

Terminal icon

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

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Terminal emulator included in the OS X operating system. It provides text-based access to the operating system.

macOS icon

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

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

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!

Sublime Text for Mac icon

Sublime Text for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Sublime HQ Pty Ltd

Sublime Text is advanced text editor and source code editor that allows users to write source codes in various programming languages. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.

Help how to open:

Double click on *.command file in Finder.

You can use any text editor to view content of *.command files.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert *.command files to other file formats.

List of software applications associated to the .command 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 command file, edit command file, convert command file, view command file, play command file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting command files.

Software that open command file - macOS Terminal script

Programs supporting the exension command on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open command file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with command file by default:
Terminal small icon Terminal
Sublime Text for Mac small icon Sublime Text for Mac
Other suggested software:
TextEdit small icon TextEdit

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