'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.
Author: The GNU Project / FSF
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.25 MB, 23 files
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).