Files with sh file extension is mainly related to the Unix Bourne Shell (Bash) file format.

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

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SH file extension - Unix Bourne Shell (Bash) script

What is sh file? How to open sh files?

File type specification:

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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 (macOS) 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.

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The default software associated to open sh file:

Unix icon

The Open Group logoUnix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The Open Group

A multi-tasking operating system for various platforms, the first version of UNIX 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:

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

How to convert:

We do not know about any direct conversion for .sh file at this time.

List of software applications associated to the .sh file extension

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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's database).

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 sh files.

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

Programs supporting the exension sh on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open sh file action.

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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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