>> GITKEEP file

GITKEEP file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.gitkeep - Git Keep File

The GITKEEP development files are related to Git. GITKEEP file is a Git Keep File. Git is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows.

Development files
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Git Keep File related extensions:
Git Bundle Archive
Git Repository Data
Git Attributes
Git Options Data
Git Extension
Git Ignore File

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

Can't open a .gitkeep 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.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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