I have downloaded file darwin_amd64 and occasionally chosen Text Edit as its default application. Now I cannot install it cause it always opens as text file.

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    What kind of file is it actually? Is darwin_amd64 the full name or just the suffix? What does running file FILENAME in Terminal say? – nohillside Jun 10 '19 at 12:44
  • What is it? What is the full filename? Where did you download it from? – user3439894 Jun 10 '19 at 14:46
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    You can right click on the file and pick your opener. – historystamp Jun 10 '19 at 21:34
  • Are the executable flags set? – benwiggy Jan 10 at 16:52

If it is an executable, open Terminal.app, drag and drop the file in the window and hit enter.

To change the default opener, right click on the file > get info > open with.

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