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SHAR(1) BSD General Commands Manual SHAR(1)
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 hier-
archy 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).
compress(1), mail(1), uuencode(1), tar(1)
shar makes no provisions for special types of files or files containing magic characters.
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 appears in 4.4BSD.
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
4.4BSD June 6, 1993 4.4BSD
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