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 check-sums), 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, 2009, 2010, 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Version 4.11.1 - April 2011, by Bruce Korb
* mail-files was completely broken and cannot be in use. Removed.
mailshar (its wrapper script) also remvoed.
Version 4.10 - August 2010, by Bruce Korb
* test and handle clobber op