.YML File Extension

YAML Ain't Markup Language File

A YML file is a text document of data formatted using YAML. YAML is used for data serialization and is human-readable. YML files are incorporated into programs written in languages like C++, Ruby, Pyt...

General Information

Title YML File Extension
Extension .yml
Full Form YAML Ain't Markup Language File
File Type Configuration File
Developer YAML.org
MIME Type text/yaml, application/x-yaml

File Function

Primary Function Data serialization
Additional Functions Configuration management
Features Human-readable, Hierarchical

File Characteristics

Quality Structured data
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Configuration Files Yes
Data Storage Yes
DevOps Tools Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Sensitive data exposure
Best Practices Minimal privilege, Encryption

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2001
Latest Version YAML 1.2 (2009)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .yaml

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
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