The file extension SH is associated with UNIX and is a shell file written in the Bash language and used with the GNU operating system. Bash is a command language that integrates functional features in the Korn shell and C shell for use with the GNU operating system.
Bash conforms to the IEEE POSIX and Open Group shell standard established by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to ensure operating system compatibility. POSIX stands for Portable Operating System Interface which defines the API (Application Programming Interface) in addition to utility interface and shell command lines. Bash is a free software application for developers and is distributed under the GNU General Public License v3.
SH file extensions created with the Bash programming language are a source code and script file type that contains commands that determine the actions to be performed by the operating system when using specific programs and applications. The source code and scripts are typically written in plain text. The source code is offered in a binary executable format created with a compiler, and the script file is used to automate specific tasks for the execution of programs and applications.
Bash is a UNIX shell that contains the file extension SH and can be used on most operating systems which are constructed on the Linux kernel. Bash programming language is used with most UNIX-based operating systems in addition to Mac OS X.
How to Open SH Files
SH files are typically opened by GNU Bash, which is an open source command language interpreter used to open SH file extensions created with the Bash programming language. GNU Bash is multiplatform and compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and the Linux operating system. You can download the program at no cost on the GNU.org website.
Other programs that will open SH files include gVIM and Cygwin for Windows. MacVim, Apple Terminal and iTerm will open SH files for Mac OS X. Vim is an open source program that is compatible with Linux and can be downloaded free of cost on the Vim.org website.
Since SH files are comprised of source codes and scripts, you can also open and view their contents using any text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.