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GNU Sharutils 4.13

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: GNU Sharutils 4.13
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:52:08 -0800
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GNU sharutils consists of two pairs of utilities: shar and unshar, and
uuencode and uudecode.  "shar" makes so-called shell archives out of
many files, preparing them for transmission by electronic mail
services (converting binary data to ascii representations, breaking
the text into multiple shar scripts, etc.).  "unshar" is the safe way
to extract and reassemble the original files.  It will automatically
strip off the mail headers and other introductory text.

"uuencode" and "uudecode" are programs that convert binary files into
ascii text so that the original data can pass through the email system
without having intermediate hosts "fixing" the files en route.

Version 4.13 - December 2012, by Bruce Korb

* POSIX-ism: they have determined that uudecode is not expected
  to exit failure when the output file mode cannot be changed.
  Either POSIXLY_CORRECT or --ignore-chmod will cause uudecode
  to behave this way.

* uudecode now has its options processed with libopts.

* recent autotools were used in bootstrap, fixing some build issues.

* many new and updated translations are incorporated.

sharutils home:
primary ftp:
bug reports:     bug-gnu-utils at the usual GNU domain
                 (be sure to mention "sharutils" in the subject...
                 it helps to spot the message.)
bug archive:
maintainer:      Bruce Korb - bkorb at the usual GNU domain

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