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SHAR(1) NetBSD General Commands Manual SHAR(1)
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shar -- create a shell archive of files
shar file ...
shar writes an 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).
shar is normally used for distributing files by ftp(1) or mail(1).
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>
compress(1), mail(1), tar(1), uuencode(1)
The shar command appeared in 4.4BSD.
shar makes no provisions for special types of files or files containing
It is easy to insert trojan horses into shar files. It is strongly rec-
ommended that all shell archive files be examined before running them
NetBSD 10.99 January 25, 2023 NetBSD 10.99