Opening WBM files

Have a problem opening a .WBM file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what WBM files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .WBM file type?

Primarily, the .wbm extension is related to Webmin, a user-friendly yet powerful open-source Perl-based Unix/Linux administration tool. Webmin uses web interface (suggesting the use of a graphical web browser) and is module-based, with each module adding specific functionality. The .wbm extension does not define a distinct file format, as .wbm files are in fact uncompressed TAR container archives ('tarballs').

A .wbm file is a Webmin module file, usually distributed inside a GZIP archive container (.wbm.gz). The contained WBM file is a tarball with a directory that contains all files, specific for a given Webmin module. Among such files are Perl scripts (both as .cgi and as .pl files), HTML help files and other files that constitute a module. Webmin can recognize the .wbm extension directly.

WBM module files are meant to be opened/used specifically within Webmin, however, one can view and extract all contents of a .wbm archive file with any archive manager supporting the TAR format on any platform. All text files inside a WBM tarball will have Unix-style line endings.

The .wbm extension can also mean 'Wireless Bitmap' (WBM) and may be used to identify WBM image files. WBM is a bitmap format introduced by the Wireless Application Forum (WAF) as a standard image format for mobile devices, with several image types possible. Supported WBM images are Type 0 monochrome (1-bit) bitmaps with no compression. WBM images can also have the .wbmp extension.

The .wbm extension was also used in connection with the long-outdated WinBatch batch scripting software for Microsoft Windows 3.x to identify plaintext WinBatch macro (script) files.

Software to open or convert WBM files

You can open WBM files with the following programs:
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Adobe Photoshop CS2 by Adobe Systems, Inc.
PicosmosTools by Free Time
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop by Adobe Systems, Inc.
Nero PhotoSnap
Nero PhotoSnap by Nero AG

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