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.PROFILE File Extension

File Type 1Bash Shell Profile

DeveloperThe GNU Project
3.9 (12 Votes)
CategorySystem Files

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
Updated 6/30/2010

File Type 2Pandemic Studios Game Player Profile

DeveloperPandemic Studios
3.8 (4 Votes)
CategoryGame Files

.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
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

3.5 (10 Votes)
CategorySettings Files

.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
Citrix XenApp
Updated 4/29/2011

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