The Xbase file format is a file format that includes a series of files of which one is a text file containing the data and the rest are index or other files. The data file consists of a header and then the records themselves.
Gnumeric only opens the data file.
|Name:||XBase data file format|
|Compatible Programs:||dBase, Clipper, FoxPro, Visual dBase, Visual FoxPro, and numerous other database applications.|
|Import / Export:||Import only|
Supported by the 'XBase' plugin.
The xBase file format is a generic name for database files saved in the format used by Aston-Tate's (then Borland's) dBase database system. The system became widely popular and has been used extensively by other systems.
See the Xbase File Format Description by Erik Bachmann for more details on the xBase format.