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What are RST files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a RST file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or 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

Important: Different programs may use files with the RST file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your RST file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: December 28, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Army BuilderArmy BuilderUser submitted
Reflection for IBMReflection for IBMUser submitted
WRQ Reflection for IBMWRQ Reflection for IBMUser submitted
Saral TDSProfessionalSaral TDSProfessionalUser submitted
Attachmate ReflectionAttachmate ReflectionUser submitted
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Microsoft Application VirtualizationMicrosoft Application VirtualizationUser submitted
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RSTABRSTABUser submitted
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