File Extension Library

.BOS File Extension

  • Developer by: IBM
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What are .BOS files and how to open them?

Can't open .BOS file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .BOS file.

What is a .BOS file extension?

.BOS file extension is created by IBM. .BOS has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .BOS file is Text.

.BOS is Build Options Specification File

A BOS file is a build options specification file used by clearmake, a utility that comes with Rational ClearCase used to build executable programs. It contains macro definitions and ClearCase special targets saved in plain text. BOS files are commonly used to store temporary macros (like CFLAGS=/Zi) that should not be permanently included in the makefile.

The clearmake utility is a ClearCase variant of the Linux and Unix make(1) tool. It comes with Rational ClearCase, which is a collection of software tools used to manage software development projects. Several features of clearmake include derived object sharing, build avoidance, and build auditing.

List of all softwares that can open the Build Options Specification File
IBM Rational ClearCase
IBM Rational ClearCase

How to fix problems with .BOS files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .BOS files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .BOS file format
  2. You need to check the .BOS file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)