.1 File Extension

Unix Section 1 Man Pages

Files with .1 extension can be found on any operating system. The files may be transferred to other devices. Yet not all systems can properly handle such files. The .1 extension is used for Unix syste...

General Information

Title .1 File Extension
Extension .1
Full Form Unix Section 1 Man Pages
File Type Manual Page
Developer AT&T Bell Laboratories
MIME Type application/x-troff-man

File Function

Primary Function Documentation
Additional Functions Help system
Features Formatted text

File Characteristics

Quality High readability
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

System Documentation Yes
Developer Reference Yes
Command Help Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Minimal
Best Practices Version control, Documentation standards

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1971
Latest Update Ongoing

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .2, .3, .4, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
man Free Unix, Linux
groff Free Unix, Linux, Windows
Mandoc Free BSD, Linux