A common file extension is related to the Unix and Unix-based operating systems. A common file contains script.

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

empty icon.common - MATlab install file

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COMMON file extension - Unix script

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

The .common file extension is associated with the Unix and Unix-based operating systems, available for various computer platforms.

The .common file stores script used to automate task in Unix system.

Updated: February 27, 2018

The default software associated to open common file:

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.

macOS High Sierra (10.13) is including various new features, like digital personal assistant called Siri, new Apple Pay service, iCloud drive, new Messages app, Apple File System a successor of HFS+ and many more.

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!

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.

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.

FreeBSD icon

The FreeBSD Foundation logoFreeBSD  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The FreeBSD Foundation

FreeBSD is operating system based on BSD Unix. FreeBSD supports variety of hardware and processor platforms. It is vary popular to use on Internet and Intranet servers. FreeBSD is compatible with Linux. Linux popular GUIs Gnome and KDE can be run on the FreeBSD. FreeBSD is also part of Mac OS X system core.

NetBSD icon

NetBSD Foundation, Inc. logoNetBSD  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
NetBSD Foundation, Inc.

NetBSD is free Unix operating system based on Berkeley Software Distribution operating system. NetBSD is designed to high performance and stability. NetBSD supports about 57 hardware platforms and 15 different processor architectures. 

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.common files.

How to convert:

You cannot convert *.common files to anything else.

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

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

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:
macOS small icon macOS
Mac OS X small icon Mac OS X

Linux/Unix:

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

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