GITMODULES file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.gitmodules - Git Submodule Properties Data

The GITMODULES development files are related to Git. GITMODULES file is a Git Submodule Properties Data. 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 Submodule Properties Data related extensions:
Git Bundle Archive
Git Attributes
Git Options Data
Git Extension
Git Ignore File
Git Keep File

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

Can't open a .gitmodules 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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