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.PROFILE File Extension

File Type 1Bash Shell Profile

DeveloperThe GNU Project
Popularity
4.2 (6 Votes)
CategorySystem 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.

What is a PROFILE file?

Shell profile used by Linux and Mac OS X terminal programs; contains definitions for a shell environment, such as environment variables, scripts to execute, and other instructions; used for storing pre-defined settings that are loaded when a shell program starts.

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When opening Apple Terminal in Mac OS X, the program automatically searches for a PROFILE file and executes it line by line as a shell script. To manually run a PROFILE file, use the command source ~/.profile.

PROFILE files are hidden files that do not have a filename prefix. They are always named .profile and are located in the user's home directory.

NOTE: Apple Terminal is a Bash shell program.

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Programs that open PROFILE files
Mac
Apple Terminal
MacroMates TextMate
GNU Bash
Linux
GNU Bash
Updated 6/30/2010

File Type 2Pandemic Studios Game Player Profile

DeveloperPandemic Studios
Popularity
3.5 (2 Votes)
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.PROFILE File Association 2

Player profile saved by one of the Pandemic Studios third-person shooter games; contains player information, such as the profile name, player preferences, and progress in campaign missions; saved to the \GameData\SaveGames\ directory of a game installation.

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PROFILE files apply to Pandemic Studios games such as Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Mercenaries 2, and The Sabateur.

Programs that open PROFILE files
Windows
Pandemic Studios Star Wars: Battlefront II
Pandemic Studios Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Pandemic Studios The Sabateur
Updated 11/30/2010

File Type 3Citrix Application Profile

DeveloperCitrix
Popularity
3.1 (8 Votes)
CategorySettings Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.PROFILE File Association 3

Configuration file used by Citrix XenApp, a software package used for delivering virtualized software to client systems; stores the data needed for launching a streamed application to the user.

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PROFILE files can be edited using the Citrix Streaming Profiler program included with XenApp software.

Programs that open PROFILE files
Windows
Citrix XenApp
Updated 4/29/2011

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