2.1 Invoking the `shar' program
The format of the `shar' command is one of:
shar [ OPTION ] ... FILE ...
shar -S [ OPTION ] ...
In the first form, the file list is given as command arguments. In
the second form, the file list is read from standard input. The
resulting archive is sent to standard output unless the `-o' option is
Options can be given in any order. Some options depend on each
other: the `-o' option is required if the `-l' or `-L' option is used.
The `-n' option is required if the `-a' option is used. Also see `-V'
Some options are special purpose:
Print a help summary on standard output, then immediately exits.
Print the version number of the program on standard output, then
Verbose _off_ at `shar' time. Messages are usually issued on
standard error to let the user follow the progress, while making
the archives. This option inhibits these messages.
- Selecting files
- Splitting output
- Controlling the shar headers
- Selecting how files are stocked
- Protecting against transmission
- Producing different kinds of shar
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