An shr file extension is associated with the Unix and Unix-like operating systems. An shr file stores self-extracting archive.

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

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Software that open shr file

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SHR file extension - Unix Shell archive (SHAR)

What is shr file? How to open shr files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The shr file extension is related to the Unix and Unix based operating systems.

SHAR - In the Unix operating system, shar (an abbreviation of shell archive) is an archive format. A shar file is a shell script, and executing it will recreate the files. This is a type of self extracting archive file. It can be created with the Unix shar utility. To extract the files, only the standard Unix Bourne shell sh is usually required.

The default software associated to open shr 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:

Use SHAR tool to work with *.shr files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .shr 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.

Related links:

Shar on Wikipedia

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

Software that open shr file - Unix Shell archive (SHAR)

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


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