What is a .JSONL File And How To Open It – Ian Ward (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .jsonl 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. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .jsonl file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .JSONL file?

The file extension .JSONL stands for JSON Lines File. This file extension was developed by Ian Ward. The file has the text format, and it is a web related file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .jsonl file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .JSONL file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .JSONL file on various operating systems.

How to open a .JSONL file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

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

1. The first step is to download the GitHub Atom software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Notepad and GitHub Atom.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .JSONL file

2. The second step is locating 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: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

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

How to open a .JSONL file on Mac

The .jsonl file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the GitHub Atom software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple TextEdit and GitHub Atom.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .JSONL file

2. The second step is locating 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 GitHub Atom software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .JSONL file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the GitHub Atom software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Vim and GitHub Atom.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .JSONL file

2. The second step is locating 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 GitHub Atom software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .JSONL file in the Browser

The currently known web apps that can open this file are: Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Just right click on the file and choose “Open With” on your OS.

Still cannot open the .JSONL file?

If you cannot open the .JSONL file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .JSONL file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .jsonlz4 – Mozilla, .jsp – Oracle, .jspa – Java Servlet Alias, .jspf – Oracle, .jspx – XML Java Server Page. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .JSONL file with the GitHub Atom, Microsoft Notepad programs on Windows, GitHub Atom, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac, GitHub Atom, Vim software on Linux and Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome programs in the Browser.