The sh file extension is related to the Unix Bourne Shell (Bash) file format.

There is one other file type using
the SH file extension!

sh file icon.sh - Unix Shell archive

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SH file extension - Unix Bourne Shell (Bash) script

What is sh file? How to open sh files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

sh file icon: sh filetype icon

The sh file extension is commonly used for Unix shell files. Bash is a free software Unix shell written for the GNU Project. Its name is an acronym which stands for Bourne-again shell.

The name is a pun on the name of the Bourne shell (sh), an early and important Unix shell written by Stephen Bourne and distributed with Version 7 Unix circa 1978, and the concept of being "born again". Bash was created in 1987 by Brian Fox. In 1990 Chet Ramey became the primary maintainer.

Bash is the default shell on most systems built on top of the Linux kernel as well as on Mac OS X and it can be run on most Unix-like operating systems.

It has also been ported to Microsoft Windows using the POSIX emulation provided by Cygwin and the one provided by MSYS, to MS-DOS by the DJGPP project and to Novell NetWare.

MIME types:
application/x-sh
text/x-script.sh
application/x-bsh

The default software associated to sh file type:

Unix icon

The Open Group logo Unix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  The Open Group

Unix is multi-tasking operating system for various platforms. The first version was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.

Help how to open SH files:

Use any text editor, or source code editor to view content of the .sh bash files.

How to convert file with extension SH:

As far as we know, this .sh file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .sh file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open sh file, edit sh file, convert sh file, view sh file, play sh file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the sh files.

  • Open sh file
  • Save sh file
  • Edit sh file
  • Create sh file
  • Import sh file
  • Others sh file

Software that open sh file - Unix Bourne Shell (Bash) script

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Linux/Unix:

Main software associated with sh file by default:
Unix small icon Unix
Other suggested software:
Linux operating systems small icon Linux operating systems
Sublime Text for Linux small icon Sublime Text for Linux
Atom for Linux small icon Atom for Linux

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