SH File Type

- The quick facts

What are SH files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SH file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a SH file?

SH files have multiple uses, and Linux/UNIX Shell Script is one of them.

Linux/UNIX Shell Script

Shell scripts are text files containing script code and commands to be run. The script code defines the logic and executes commands. They are meant to be run from the command line on a Unix/Linux server.

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How to open SH files

We have identified 4 SH openers that are compatible with this specific type of SH file.

Programs that open Linux/UNIX Shell Script files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified

Last updated: March 17, 2022

More file formats using the SH extension

Through our research of SH files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • IBM Storyboard Story
  • Shift Help Info

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SH files. Remember, different programs may use SH files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
GITGITUser submitted
BluefishBluefishUser submitted
TeraPadTeraPadUser submitted
Multi-EditMulti-EditUser submitted
TextPadTextPadUser submitted
Sakura Editor (Japanese)Sakura Editor (Japanese)User submitted
EditPad ProEditPad ProUser submitted
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