RST File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a RST file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .RST files.

What is a RST file?

The .rst file extension is commonly linked text files containing codes written in the reStructuredText markup language. The RST or reStructuredText is a file format for textual data used primarily in the Python programming language community. The .rst files are made for keeping and managing technical documentation of systems that basically used Python. Since .rst are text files, basic styles and formatting can be applied to the text to suit the user's preferred set. RST is also used for in-line program documentation (primarily for Python), and for creating documents and website contents.

The name 'reStructuredText' indicate the the file is a "revised, reworked, and reinterpreted StructuredText. Moreover, reStructuredText is a lightweight markup language designed to be both modifiable by documentation processing software and easily readable by human programmers who are reading and writing the Python source code.

How to open RST files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension RST for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different RST openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension RST

While we know of one file format using the .RST file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .RST file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of RST files. Remember, different programs may use RST files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with RST-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with RST-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!