Well this will be a quick post. .sh files are install files that you can install using the command “SH”. “sh” is simply a Shell Script that can work some magic.
For example I downloaded the latest “Netbeans IDE” from their website. It is named: netbeans-6.9.1-ml-linux.sh
To install it I open the terminal and type:
sudo sh netbeans-6.9.1-ml-linux.sh
This will allow me to run the shell command. Once done it will try and load the install Wizard.