What is a .AWK File And How To Open It – Free Software Foundation (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .awk extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .awk file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .AWK file?

The .AWK file extension is from AWK Script. This file extension was developed by Free Software Foundation. The format of this development related file is text.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .awk file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .AWK file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .AWK file on various operating systems.

How to open a .AWK file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .awk file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the MacVim software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use MacVim and Apple TextEdit software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .AWK file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the MacVim software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .AWK file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .awk file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Vim software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Vim software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .AWK file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Vim software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .AWK file?

If you are still unable to open the .AWK file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .AWK file.awkw – Awkwords, .awlive – PY Software, .awm – Likno Software, .awp – Ability Plus Software, .aws – Autodesk. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .AWK file with the MacVim, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac and Vim software on Linux.