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File Type 1 Bash Shell Script IconBash Shell Script
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Script programmed for bash, a type of Unix shell (Bourne-Again SHell); contains instructions written in the Bash language; can be executed by typing text commands within the shell's command-line interface.

Important: SH files may also be to store scripts for other shell programs such as Bourne Shell, C-Shell, and Korn Shell. Apple Terminal is a Bash shell.

Open With
Windows

IcongVim

IconNotepad++

IconGNU Bash

macOS

IconApple Terminal

IconiTerm

IconMacVim

Unix

IconGNU Bash

IconVim

Updated August 15, 2012
File Type 2 Generic IconUnix Shell Archive
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Self-extracting "shar" archive that contains files and a shell script with instructions on how to extract the contents; created with the Unix shar utility program; typically only usable on Unix computers with the Bourne shell installed.

Shar files also use the .SHAR file extension.

Open With
Windows

IconZipZag

Unix

Iconunshar

Updated 2007
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