For example, I have a ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/autocorr/acor_en-US.dat file. It isn't plain text; opening it as text gives back gibberish.

How can I open it?

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    Please edit your question to include the output of running the command file ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/autocorr/acor_en-US.dat in a terminal
    – cocomac
    Dec 16, 2021 at 16:26
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    What version and flavor are you using?
    – Paul
    Dec 16, 2021 at 16:29

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acor_en-US.dat is a ZIP file so any uncompression tool that supports zip; like gunzip.


One tool you can use is GNOME Archive Manager (file-roller) to either view the files from within the archive or extract the archive.

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