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:
application/x-shar
application/x-sh
application/x-bsh

 

The default software associated to shar file type:

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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 SHAR files:

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

How to convert file with extension SHAR:

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, Mac OS X 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 File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
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 shar files.

  • Open shar file
  • Extract shar file
  • Others shar file

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

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open shar file action.

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