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.sh File Extension

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File type: Bash Shell Script
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .sh. Files with the file extension .sh can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .sh files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .sh file?

Developer files known as scripts that the Bash application programs and use. SH files are known to be created and saved in the Bash language because the instructions it contain are written in that language. SH files can be executed if text commands are typed within the shell’s command-line interface. SH files are mostly used by program developers and these files are important for the Bash application because the application mainly uses scripts as well as commands to be executed and make this application work. And since SH files are the scripts programmed using this application and they contain the commands to execute the program, they are indeed important. The commands contained in SH files vary and the SH file extension is now developed into interactive command interpreter although it was originally a scripting language. Programs such as C-Shell, Korn Shell and Bourne Shell also use the SH files for the storage of scripts.

how to open a .sh file?

Launch a .sh file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .sh file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .sh files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .sh file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .sh file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .sh file association errors

applications that open a .sh file

Apple Terminal

Apple Terminal

Apple Terminal or is a terminal emulator software that is bundled on Mac OS X computers. Known to be a text based system, this is actually a terminal emulator that is originally from NeXTSTEP and OPENSTEP. Now, it is used to locate or access Mac’s system as well as to other systems that are Unix based since it has an environment exclusively for Unix shells. It is a software product that emulates xterm, xterm-color, xterm-color256, rxvt, ansi, vt52, dtterm, vt100 and vt102, which are all chosen through a pop-up in the preferences of this application. Furthermore, this application has tabs which can be customized in colors and fonts. The new version of Terminal has search tool of the most recent command lines. It also has editing command lines, resending and deleting command lines. To add those, it supports icon for a more guided manipulation and usage of this emulator for beginners. There is also a version for mobile devices such as iPhone, which is called Mobile, that is used to execute an ssh-client application.


gVim is a free, open-source, highly configurable, feature-rich portable text editing software for programmers. It is known as the “programmer’s editor”. You can write codes efficiently with syntax highlighting in various languages, and has features such as search and replace for regular expressions. It has pop-out menus for easy access with a layered interface to enable you to work on multiple documents. gVim is the improved version of vi editor that is run on most Unix systems. It is bundled with another version of gVim to work in a Notepad-like manner called Easy Vim or evim or gVim Easy. It runs on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. The latest version is version 7.3 with changes such as text concealment, Lua interface, blowfish encryption, swap file encryption, undo for reload, persistent undo and Python 3 interface.


Notepad++ is software known as source code editor. It was developed by Don Ho for Windows and it differs with the built-in Windows notepad in terms of tabbed editing. Tabbed editing is what allows users to work with multiple open files. Notepad++ is usually written in C++ and it also differs from the plain text Notepad for Windows in terms of features. While the plain text Notepad is limited with features as it cannot edit fonts, etc. Notepad++ is different because it features tabbed document interface, zooming, drag and drop features, file comparison, multiple clipboards, spell checkers and other amazing features. It is also equipped with source code features such as auto-completion, smart highlighting, bookmarks, smart highlighting and other source code features, providing users a more advanced and convenient way of writing HTML codes. Notepad++ is a free ware that runs on Windows operating system. It is known as software that promotes reduction of overall consumption of power through the use of CPU power saving binaries.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .sh files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .sh. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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