What is a .MAN File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .man extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .man file extension and how to open it.

What is a .MAN file?

The .MAN file extension is Unix Manual. The file has the text format, and it is a text related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .man file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .MAN file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .MAN file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Notepad and Microsoft WordPad software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MAN 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: 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 Microsoft Notepad 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 .MAN file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple TextEdit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MAN 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 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 Apple TextEdit 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 .MAN file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .man file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the Vim and GNU Emacs software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MAN 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .MAN file?

If you cannot open the .MAN file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .MAN file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mani – David Norgren, .manifest – Microsoft, .manifest – Valve, .manm – Pterodon, .map – id Software. 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 .MAN file with the Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft WordPad programs on Windows, Apple TextEdit program on Mac and Vim, GNU Emacs software on Linux.