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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

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

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

Mime: 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:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension SHAR:

As far as we know, this .shar 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 .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'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 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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