CABAL file format description
Many people share .cabal files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cabal file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cabal files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.cabal - Haskell Cabal Data
The CABAL data files are related to Haskell Cabal. The CABAL file is a Haskell Cabal Data. Haskell Cabal (Common Architecture for Building Applications and Libraries) is a system for building and packaging Haskell libraries and programs.
- Haskell Cabal
- Data files
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- Haskell Cabal Data related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .cabal file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cabal files. Be especially cautious with .cabal files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .cabal 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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