Home : File Types : CONF File (2 File Associations)

.CONF File Extension

Windows user? Open .CONF files for FREE with File Viewer Lite

File Type 1Unix Configuration File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.9 (26 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategorySettings Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Configuration or "config" file used on Unix and Linux based systems; stores settings for system processes and applications; similar to a .CFG file found on Windows and Macintosh systems.

More Information

Some examples of configuration files include rc.conf for the system startup, syslog.conf for system logging, smb.conf for the Samba server, and httpd.conf for the Apache Web server.

Common CONF Filenames:

httpd.conf - The Apache HTTP Server configuration file containing "directives" that configure what features are enabled for the Web server. It is often located in the /etc/httpd/ directory on Unix-based systems.

Program(s) that open .CONF files
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
MacroMates TextMate
Linux LogoLinux
Referenced by the Unix operating system
GNU Emacs
Pico
Vi
Updated 12/27/2010

File Type 2Generic Configuration File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.5 (4 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategorySettings Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Plain text configuration file used by various programs; may contain software parameters, user preferences, and other settings; typically is sectioned and marked up with application-specific keywords and values.

More Information

An example of a program that uses CONF files is Subversion, a version control system used by software developers.

NOTE: CONF files are similar to .CONFIG files.

Program(s) that open .CONF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft WordPad
gVim
Kingsoft Writer
Other text editor
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Apple TextEdit
MacroMates TextMate
Bare Bones TextWrangler
Other text editor
Linux LogoLinux
GNU Emacs
gedit
Other text editor
Updated 7/27/2015