Unpack shell archive scripts. Each file is processed in turn, as a shell archive or a collection of shell archives. If no files are given, then standard input is processed instead.
Syntax unshar [options] ... [file... ] Options -d DIRECTORY --directory=DIRECTORY Change directory to DIRECTORY before unpacking any files. -c --overwrite -f --force Passed as an option to the shar file. Many shell archive scripts (including those produced by 'shar' 3.40 and newer) accepts a '-c' argument to indicate that existing files should be overwritten. The option '-f' is provided for a more unique interface. Many programs (such as 'cp' and 'mv') use this option to trigger the very same action. -e --exit-0 This option exists mainly for people who collect many shell archives into a single mail folder. With this option, 'unshar' isolates each different shell archive from the others which have been put in the same file, unpacking each in turn, from the beginning of the file towards its end. Its proper operation relies on the fact that many shar files are terminated by a 'exit 0' at the beginning of a line. Option '-e' is internally equivalent to '-E "exit 0"'. -E STRING --split-at=STRING This option works like '-e', but it allows you to specify the string that separates archives if 'exit 0' isn't appropriate. For example, noticing that most '.signatures' have a '--' on a line right before them, one can sometimes use '--split-at=--' for splitting shell archives which lack the 'exit 0' line at end. The signature will then be skipped altogether with the headers of the following message. --version Print the version number of the program on standard output, then immediately exits. --help Print a help summary on standard output, then immediately exits.
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Related linux commands:
bzip2 - Compress or decompress named file(s).
cksum - Print CRC checksum and byte counts.
pr - Convert text files for printing.
tar - Store, list or extract files in an archive.
unrar - Extract files from rar archives.
uudecode - Decode a file created by uuencode.
Equivalent Windows commands: EXTRACT, UNZIP