.EXAMPLE File Extension

Example Configuration File

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What is an EXAMPLE file?

Many programs use example configuration files saved with the .example extension. Often, these files use the compound extension .conf.example. These files are templates from which users can create their own, customized configuration files.

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For example, the IT data collection and analysis program Splunk includes several EXAMPLE files. These files contain real-world examples of how a user might configure Splunk, for specific preferences and use cases.

How to open an EXAMPLE file

In most cases, EXAMPLE files are plain text files, which you can open and edit with any text editor. Common text editors include Microsoft Notepad, Apple TextEdit, and Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

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Programs that open EXAMPLE files

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