AWK file format description

Many people share .awk files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .awk file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .awk files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.awk - AWK Script

The AWK development files are related to GAWK. The AWK file is an AWK Script. AWK is a programming language that is designed for processing text-based data, either in files or data streams.

Development files
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AWK Script related extensions:
Adobe Flex Markup Language
Hitachi Ladder Editor Circuit Comment
µVision Linker Control Data
Godot Engine Exported Scene Data
Git Repository Data
ObjectScript Source Code

Naturally, other applications may also use the .awk file extension. Even harmful programs can create .awk files. Be especially cautious with .awk files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .awk file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .awk file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

adk, aek, ak, akw, ask, aw, awl, awm, qwk, wak, wk, wwk, xwk

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Adobe After Effects Keyframe
QWK Offline Mail Packet
Alternative Web Language Source Code
Ad-Aware Skin Data
Crosstalk Communicator Keyboard Mapping
TracerCAD File

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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