What is a .SH File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .sh extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .sh file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .SH file?

The file extension .SH stands for Bash Shell Script. The file has the text format, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .sh file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SH file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .SH file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SH file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .sh file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the gVim and Notepad++ software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SH file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the gVim software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SH file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .sh file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple Terminal, iTerm and MacVim software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SH file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple Terminal software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SH file on Linux

The .sh file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Vim software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Vim.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SH file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Vim software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SH file?

If you are still unable to open the .SH file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .SH file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .sh2 – HeavenGames, .sh3d – eTeks, .sh3f – eTeks, .sha1 – SHA-1 Hash File, .sha256 – FileVerifier++. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SH file with the gVim, Notepad++ programs on Windows, Apple Terminal, iTerm, MacVim programs on Mac and Vim software on Linux.