.SH File Extension

.SH File Extension

2 file types use the .sh file extension.
File Type 1

Bash Shell Script

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Popularity
3.9  |  179 Votes
Category Developer Files
Format Text

What is an SH file?

An SH file is a script programmed for bash, a type of Unix shell (Bourne-Again SHell). It contains instructions written in the Bash language and can be executed by typing text commands within the shell's command-line interface.

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Bash is a command language and Unix shell that replaces the Bourne shell, which is how it got the name Bourne-again. It is widely used by many Linux distributions and OS X.

NOTE: SH files may also be used to store scripts for other shell programs such as Bourne Shell, C-Shell, and Korn Shell. Apple Terminal is a Bash shell.

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Programs that open SH files

Windows
Free
Free
Mac
Included with OS
Free
Free
Linux
Free
Android
Chrome OS
Free
Updated February 3, 2021
File Type 2

Unix Shell Archive

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Popularity
3.5  |  33 Votes
Category Compressed Files
Format N/A

What is an SH file?

Self-extracting "shar" archive that contains files and a shell script with instructions on how to extract the contents; created with the Unix shar utility program; typically only usable on Unix computers with the Bourne shell installed.

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Shar files also use the .SHAR file extension.

Programs that open SH files

Windows
ZipZag
Linux
unshar
Updated September 18, 2007

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