sharutils - shar, unshar, uuencode, uudecode

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name sharutils
Package version 4.15.2
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 652 B
Download size 151.18 KB
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`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.  Other related utility
programs help with other tasks.
`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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sharutils_4.15.2-3_i386.deb 4.15.2 i386 Ubuntu Main
sharutils - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14


Name Value
shar -
uuencode -


Type URL
Binary Package sharutils_4.15.2-3_amd64.deb
Source Package sharutils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install sharutils deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install sharutils




2018-03-20 - Santiago Vila <>
sharutils (1:4.15.2-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Apply patch from Petr Pisar to fix heap buffer overflow in unshar.
This is CVE-2018-1000097. Closes: #893525.
2017-01-08 - Santiago Vila <>
sharutils (1:4.15.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop debian/patches/99-config-guess-config-sub, not really needed
when using dh and a recent enough debhelper.
* Add "Suggests: sharutils-doc" to sharutils, for those who prefer
documentation in HTML format.
* Split override_dh_installdocs into -indep and -arch.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.8 (no special changes for this).
* Add the key of Bruce Korb as debian/upstream/signing-key.asc.
* Add a watch file.
2015-08-03 - Santiago Vila <>
sharutils (1:4.15.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2015-05-15 - Santiago Vila <>
sharutils (1:4.15.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Fix groff typo in unshare manpage. Closes: #771904.
* Error message in uudecode has now missing newline. Closes: #771910.
2014-04-17 - Santiago Vila <>
sharutils (1:4.14-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Multi-Arch: foreign. Closes: #745070.
2013-10-19 - Santiago Vila <>
sharutils (1:4.14-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Disabled format checking again. Sorry, I don't see the point in modifying
code which is perfectly ok "just so that gcc does not complain".
* Fixed FTBFS on the Hurd. Thanks to Pino Toscano. Closes: #726239.
2013-10-12 - Santiago Vila <>
sharutils (1:4.13.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Switch from texi2html to makeinfo.
* Dropped 01-no-usr-share-info-dir-gz. debhelper sets AM_UPDATE_INFO_DIR=no.
* Dropped 02-fix-for-gnulib-glibc-gets. This was a gnulib issue and it was
fixed in 2012-03-29 by commit 66712c23388e93e5c518ebc8515140fa0c807348.
* Updated 03-enable-w-format-security.
* Updated 99-config-guess-config-sub.
2013-02-24 - Santiago Vila <>
sharutils (1:4.11.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added fix for gnulib compilation against eglibc 2.16, which no longer
declares gets by default. Closes: #694956.
* Allow compilation with -Werror=format-security. Closes: #700313.
2012-06-02 - Santiago Vila <>
sharutils (1:4.11.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Updated config.guess and config.sub.
* Switch to dh to build with hardening flags.
2011-04-08 - Santiago Vila <>
sharutils (1:4.11-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Use strip with prefix for cross-build.
* The info manual does not have empty sections anymore. Closes: #324785.
* The author has dropped mailshar, mail-files, remsync and compress-dummy.
Dropped manpages in the Debian package accordingly.

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