Files with sha extension can be mostly found as self-executing SHAR archives from Unix. Cannot be executed in Windows.

There are 2 other file types using
the SHA file extension!

sha icon.sha - CorelDRAW shader file

empty icon.sha - System Management Server site hierarchy addition file

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Software that open sha file

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SHA file extension - Unix SHAR archive

What is sha file? How to open sha files?

File type specification:

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File extension sha is associated with the Unix operating system and used for Unix SHAR self-executing archives.

A .sha file is basically a shell script, and executing it will recreate the files.

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Updated: November 11, 2022

The default software associated to open sha file:

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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:

Some file managers or archivers support SHA format and can extract the contents of these files.

How to convert:

The easiest way how to convert sha archive is to decompress the sha archive with the use of compression tool and repack the content with another compression utility of your choice.

List of software applications associated to the .sha file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open sha file, edit sha file, convert sha file, view sha file, play sha 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 sha files.

Software that open sha file - Unix SHAR archive

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

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