What is configuration file?
In computer science, configuration files provide the parameters and initial settings for the operating system and some computer applications. Configuration files are usually written in ASCII coding and contain all the necessary data about the specific application, computer, user or file. Configuration files can be used for a variety of reasons, although they are primarily used by operating systems and applications to customize the environment. Configuration files are used for operating system settings, server processes, or software applications.
Configuration files are also known as configuration files.
Configuration files can be identified using extensions such as .cnf, .cfg, or .conf. Most computer applications and operating systems read their configuration files when they boot or start up. Certain applications regularly check the configuration files for changes. Administrators or authorized users can instruct the applications to reread the configuration files and apply changes to the process if necessary, or even read any files as configuration files. There are no predefined conventions or standards with regard to the configuration files. Certain applications provide tools for changing, creating, or checking the syntax of the configuration files. Some configuration files can be created, viewed, or modified using a text editor. In the case of Windows operating systems
System administrators can use configuration files to determine how applications should run on corporate devices and computers. Configuration files can be used by users to change settings without recompiling applications, programs, or operating systems.