.TOML File Extension

A .TOML file is a TOML Configuration File, created by Tom Preston-Werner.

Open with Vim. Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .TOML file?

A .TOML file is a type of document that stores settings for different computer programs in a format called TOML, which stands for Tom's Obvious, Minimal Language. This format was created by a person named Tom Preston-Werner in 2013, and it's made to be simple and easy for people to read and write. The idea behind TOML is to have a clear way to organize settings using plain text, which means it's just normal writing without any fancy formatting. This makes it easier for people to change the settings of a program by editing these .TOML files.

In a TOML file, settings are written as key-value pairs, which is like saying "the setting name is this, and its value is that." These pairs can be grouped into sections to keep related settings together, and these sections are marked by names in square brackets. For example, you might see something like [GraphicsSettings] in a TOML file for a video game, with settings for the game's graphics listed underneath.

Many different programs use .TOML files to manage their settings. A well-known example is Minecraft Forge, which is a tool that lets people add new things to the game Minecraft. Forge uses TOML files to keep track of various settings for the mods (modifications) it runs.

To open and edit a .TOML file, you can use a variety of programs. Some of these are: - Vim, GNU Emacs, and Microsoft Notepad: These are text editors that let you see and change the text in a .TOML file. Notepad comes with Windows, so if you have a Windows computer, you already have Notepad. - Microsoft Visual Studio Code and Apple TextEdit: These are more advanced text editors that also let you edit .TOML files. Visual Studio Code is available for different types of computers, while TextEdit comes with macOS, the operating system for Apple computers. - Any text editor: Really, any program that lets you edit text can be used to open and change a .TOML file, because the file is just plain text.

Editing a .TOML file lets you customize how a program behaves by changing its settings. Since TOML files are meant to be easy to understand, you don't need to be a computer expert to make these changes. Just remember to be careful when editing, as changing settings can affect how a program works.


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