The GNU shar utilities for packaging and unpackaging shell archives
The sharutils package contains the GNU shar utilities, a set of tools
for encoding and decoding packages of files (in binary or text format)
in a special plain text format called shell archives (shar). This
format can be sent through e-mail (which can be problematic for regular
binary files). The shar utility supports a wide range of capabilities
(compressing, uuencoding, splitting long files for multi-part
mailings, providing checksums), which make it very flexible at
creating shar files. After the files have been sent, the unshar tool
scans mail messages looking for shar files. Unshar automatically
strips off mail headers and introductory text and then unpacks the
This is the set of GNU shar utilities.
"sharutils" is now licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL version 3
(or, at your option, any later version).
`shar' makes so-called shell archives out of many files, preparing
them for transmission by electronic mail services. `unshar' helps
unpacking shell archives after reception. The core of both programs
is initially derived from public domain. Some
GNU sharutils NEWS - User visible changes.
Copyright (C) 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006,
2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Version 4.7 - July 2007, by Bruce Korb
* fix a grammatical typo in doc/uuencode.1
* relicense the product under GPL version 3.
Version 4.6.3 - March 2006, by Bruce Korb
* Recognize "end\r\n" as "end" as well as "end\n".
* Avoid duplicate declar
shar - create shell archives
shar [ options ] file ...
shar -S [ options ]
Shar creates "shell archives" (or shar files) which are in
text format and can be mailed. These files may be unpacked
later by executing them with /bin/sh. The resulting archi
unshar - unpack
'.\" Copyright (c) 1980, 1990 The Regents of the University of California.
'.\" All rights reserved.
uuencode - forma
2006-08-30 Bruce Korb <email@example.com>
* src/scripts.def: quote the heredoc marker. No shell eva
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