Files with shar suffix can be usually found compressed archives on UNIX platform. Self-extracting files that can be executed with Bourne Shell.

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SHAR file extension - Unix self extracting Bourne shell archive file

What is shar file? How to open shar files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

File extension shar is associated with the Unix operating system with  Bourne shell (sh) for a Unix SHAR self-extracting archives.

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

Mime types used:


The default software associated to open shar 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:

You can work with these files on Unix. Some file managers on Windows also allow extracting the contents of these files.

How to convert:

Possibly can be repacked to other compressed formats.

List of software applications associated to the .shar 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 shar file, edit shar file, convert shar file, view shar file, play shar 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 shar files.

Software that open shar file - Unix self extracting Bourne shell archive file

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

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