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SHAR(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		       SHAR(1)

NAME
     shar -- create a shell archive of files

SYNOPSIS
     shar file ...

DESCRIPTION
     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
     mail(1).

SEE ALSO
     compress(1), mail(1), tar(1), uuencode(1)

BUGS
     The shar command makes no provisions for special types of files or	files
     containing	magic characters.  The shar command cannot handle files	with-
     out a newline ('\n') as the last character.

     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
     through sh(1).  Archives produced using this implementation of shar may
     be	easily examined	with the command:

	   egrep -v '^[X#]' shar.file

EXAMPLES
     To	create a shell archive of the program ls(1) and	mail it	to Rick:

	   cd ls
	   shar	`find .	-print`	| mail -s "ls source" rick

     To	recreate the program directory:

	   mkdir ls
	   cd ls
	   ...
	   <delete header lines	and examine mailed archive>
	   ...
	   sh archive

HISTORY
     The shar command appeared in 4.4BSD.

FreeBSD	10.1			 June 6, 1993			  FreeBSD 10.1

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