Information about the .conf (conf) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .conf (conf) file type.

.conf
Configuration file. A text editable file that contains configuration settings for an application.

The file extension .conf is a generic file extension, in that it can be used to refer to denote configuration settings for a wide range of applications. .conf files are more common on applications that originate on Unix than on Windows (where .ini files would commonly be used instead.)

The following is a far from exhaustive list of .conf files:

awstats.site.conf
AWStats configuration file for a web site.
apache.conf
Apache (web server) configuration file.
netsvc.conf
Name resolution services configuration file.
nsswitch.conf
Name service switch configuration file.
rc.conf
BSD system startup configuration file.
vhosts.conf
Apache (web server) virtual hosts configuration file.

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .conf files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .conf. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.