The File Extensions Database

.AWK File Extension

  • Developer by: Free Software Foundation
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .AWK file?

.AWK is AWK Script

Script created for awk, a text processing program that is included with Unix and Linux operating system distributions; contains instructions for matching, replacing, and printing text from an input string or file; used for producing formatted text and reports.

Programs that open AWK Script
Apple TextEdit

How to solve problems with AWK files

  • Associate the AWK file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AWK file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AWK files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AWK file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AWK is AWK Script. Because only the current version supports the latest AWK file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Free Software Foundation manufacturer website after an available .AWK is AWK Script update.
  • To make sure that your AWK file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.