shar -- create a shell archive of files
shar file ...
The shar command writes a sh(1) shell script to the standard output which
will recreate the file hierarchy specified by the command line operands.
Directories will be recreated and must be specified before the files they
contain (the find(1) utility does this correctly).
The shar command is normally used for distributing files by ftp(1) or
compress(1), mail(1), tar(1), uuencode(1)
The shar command makes no provisions for special types of files or files
containing magic characters. The shar command cannot handle files without
a newline ('\n') as the last character.
It is easy to insert trojan horses into shar files. It is strongly recommended
that all shell archive files be examined before running them
through sh(1). Archives produced using this implementation of shar may
be easily examined with the command:
egrep -v '^[X#]' shar.file
To create a shell archive of the program ls(1) and mail it to Rick:
shar `find . -print` | mail -s "ls source" rick
To recreate the program directory:
<delete header lines and examine mailed archive>
The shar command appeared in 4.4BSD.
FreeBSD 5.2.1 June 6, 1993 FreeBSD 5.2.1 [ Back ]