Package description for 'sharutils'

This is the set of GNU shar utilities.

 '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 modules and other
 code sections are freely borrowed from other GNU distributions,
 bringing 'shar' under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
 'uuencode' prepares a file for transmission over an electronic channel
 which ignores or otherwise mangles the eight bit (high order bit) of
 bytes.  'uudecode' does the converse transformation.  They are derived
 from the BSD NET/2 distribution, but enchanced with the features
 described in recent POSIX standards.  If you have more powerful
 'uuencode' and 'uudecode' already available, you may want to use
 ./configure --disable-uucode' to prevent their installation.
 'remsync' allows for remote synchronization of directory trees,
 using electronic mail.  This part of sharutils is still alpha.
 You should have already installed Perl, gzip, GNU diff, GNU tar
 and GNU shar prior to installing remsync package.  Only Perl is
 really mandatory, write to me if you feel like helping to remove
 the other dependencies.

Various other information for package 'sharutils'   (Repository 'base')

Author: The GNU Project / FSF
Maintainer: Clifford Wolf <>

License: GPL
Status: Stable
Version: 4.7

Download: sharutils-4.7.tar.gz

Buildtime: 3792 (5) seconds (on reference hardware)
Buildtime: 4752 (9) seconds (on reference hardware)
Package Size: 0.34 MB, 26 files

Dependencies: 00-dirtree bash2 binutils bison bzip2 coreutils cvm diffutils
Dependencies: findutils gawk gcc42 gcc42:dev gettext glibc26 glibc26:dev grep
Dependencies: linux26-headers:dev ltrace make mktemp ncompress net-tools sed
Dependencies: sysfiles tar texinfo twoftpd ucspi-unix util-linux xmame

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