File Extension Library


.CVSIGNORE File Extension

  • Developer by: The Eclipse Foundation
  • Category: Settings, options, themes or skins Files

What is an .CVSIGNORE file?

.CVSIGNORE file extension is created by The Eclipse Foundation. .CVSIGNORE has been classified as Settings, options, themes or skins Files.

.CVSIGNORE is Eclipse CVS settings

The cvsignore file extension is associated with the Eclipse an integrated development environment for Windows, Mac and Linux that allows programmers to develop application in JAVA, C++, PHP and other programming languages.

The .cvsignore file stores information about resources that will be not add to version control through CVS (Concurrent Versioning System).

Concurrent Versioning System (Concurrent Versions System) is a client-server free software revision control system.

.CVSIGNORE file format is deprecated and this file format is no longer supported.

Currently, .CVSIGNORE file type is not actively used and is obsolete. This usually happens with system files in older operating systems, files from long-discontinued software, or with previous versions of some file types (documents, projects, images, etc.) that were replaced in later versions of the original programs.


How to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .cvsignore file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to Open .CVSIGNORE file on different platforms

Open .CVSIGNORE File on Windows

  • Right-click a .CVSIGNORE
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .CVSIGNORE file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .CVSIGNORE files" Press "Ok"

Open .CVSIGNORE File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .CVSIGNORE file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .CVSIGNORE File on Linux

Right click on the .CVSIGNORE file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .CVSIGNORE File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .CVSIGNORE file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .CVSIGNORE File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .CVSIGNORE files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .CVSIGNORE files

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