File Extension Library

.SH File Extension

  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .SH file?

.SH file extension has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .SH file is Text

.SH is Bash Shell Script

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.

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.

List of all softwares that can open the Bash Shell Script
File Viewer Plus
GNU Bash
Apple Terminal
GNU Bash
GNU Bash
File Type 2:

Unix Shell Archive

Category: Compressed Files

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.

Shar files also use the .SHAR file extension.

How to Open .SH file on different platforms

Open .SH File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SH
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SH file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SH files" Press "Ok"

Open .SH File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SH file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SH File on Linux

Right click on the .SH file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SH File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SH file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SH File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SH files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SH files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .SH files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .SH file format
  2. You need to check the .SH file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)