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Details of the .shar file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .shar file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .shar file?
  • What program do I need to open a .shar file?
  • How can the .shar file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .shar?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .shar extension?
  • How can I convert .shar files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .shar?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.shar file extension details

Unix Shell Archive

Unix Shell Archive .shar file icon
SHAR file is a Unix Shell Archive (SHAR). In the Unix operating system, SHAR is an archive format. A shar file is a shell script, and executing it will recreate the files. This is a type of self extracting archive file.
SHAR format description not yet available
Category: Archive files
Application: GNU Sharutils
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
SHAR aliases:
SHAR related links:
SHAR related extensions:
Tape Archive

Compressed File

BZip2 Compressed Data

CPIO Archive

Unix Shell Script

KSH Shell Script

Other types of files may also use the .shar file extension.

.shar file extension error

The .shar file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

har, sar, char, sbar

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

E-Sword Harmony Resource
C64 Saracen Paint Image
SHA-1 Checksum
Unix Shell Archive
open .shar file

Can't open a .shar file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .shar file association, check the FAQ.

.shar file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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