What is a .COMMAND File And How To Open It – Apple


Have you downloaded a file with .command extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .command file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .COMMAND file?

The file extension .COMMAND stands for Terminal Command File. The creator of this file extension is Apple. The format of this executable file is text.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .command file on 1 platform.

How to open a .COMMAND file?

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

How to open a .COMMAND file on Mac

To open the .command file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the MacVim software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Apple Terminal, Apple TextEdit and MacVim.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .COMMAND file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the MacVim software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .COMMAND file?

If you cannot open the .COMMAND file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .COMMAND file.comp – Blackmagic Design, .compiled – PopCap Games, .component – Apple, .compositefont – Microsoft, .compositionmodel – Invantive Software. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .COMMAND file with the MacVim, Apple Terminal, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac.