The File Extensions Database

.BASH_HISTORY File Extension

  • Developer by: The GNU Project
  • Category: System Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .BASH_HISTORY file?

.BASH_HISTORY is Bash History File

File created by Bash, a Unix-based shell program commonly used on Mac OS X and Linux operating systems; stores a history of user commands entered at the command prompt; used for viewing old commands that have been executed.

BASH_HISTORY files are hidden files with no filename prefix. They always use the filename .bash_history.

NOTE: Bash is the shell program used by Apple Terminal.

Programs that open Bash History File
Apple Terminal
GNU Bash
GNU Bash

How to solve problems with BASH_HISTORY files

  • Associate the BASH_HISTORY file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BASH_HISTORY file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BASH_HISTORY files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BASH_HISTORY 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 .BASH_HISTORY is Bash History File. Because only the current version supports the latest BASH_HISTORY file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the The GNU Project manufacturer website after an available .BASH_HISTORY is Bash History File update.
  • To make sure that your BASH_HISTORY file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.