.SH File Extension

Shell script

Question: What is an SH File?

Have you found, downloaded or received an SH file, but don't know which software program is required to open it?

Before attempting to open an SH file, you'll need to determine what kind of file you are dealing with and whether it is even possible to open or view the file format.

Answer: Files which are given the .SH extension are known as Shell script files, however other file types may also use this extension. If you are aware of any additional file formats that use the SH extension, please let us know.

How to open a SH file:

The best way to open an SH file is to simply double-click it and let the default assoisated application open the file. If you are unable to open the file this way, it may be because you do not have the correct application associated with the extension to view or edit the SH file.

This file format was added to our database by a visitor to this site, but no additional information was provided. We have yet to investigate this file type further, or there was not enough information available at the time to report accurately on the format.

Please check back soon for more information as we are constantly updating our file descriptions based on search frequency.

Tip: Try to open the SH file using a text-editor such as Notepad, as many file types contain simply contain unformatted plain-text and can viewed correctly using this method.

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    Comments (3)
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    Sandra Henry-Stocker
    2008-03-22 17:16:53
    The .sh extension is one convention for identifying Unix shell scripts. The scripts themselves may be sh, bash or ksh scripts and still be given .sh as an extension. While file extensions for shell scripts are entirely optional, some Unix systems administrators use them consistently.
    Arbab Hussain
    2008-10-10 10:49:24
    I am new to shell scripting - so where to store shell script file, what is its extension and how does it run. Any type help appreciated.
    Sandra Henry-Stocker
    2008-10-11 06:53:12
    Shell scripts are generally stored in bin directories. If they're intended to be used by all users, /usr/local/bin is a good place. If they're for your use alone, create a bin directory in your home directory and store them there. To be most useful, your PATH (environment variable) should include the bin directories so that you can invoke the scripts without having to include a complete path.