What Is a Config File?

September 12, 2023

A config file (configuration file) is a specialized text or binary file that stores application configuration settings and parameters. The files contain customized behaviors and functionalities for software, which are separated from the software code.

Modifying a config file changes preferences and settings without altering the underlying source code. The files are crucial in simplifying software configuration and flexibility.


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