shtool - portable shell tool from the GNU project

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name shtool
Package version 2.0.8
Package release 9
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 446 B
Download size 118.44 KB
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GNU shtool is a tool for developers of software programs.
It is a compilation of small but very stable and portable
shell scripts into a single shell tool. All ingredients
were in successful use over many years in various free
software projects.
The compiled shtool program is intended to be used inside
the source tree of other free software packages. There it
can overtake various (usually non-portable) tasks related
to the building and installation of such a package. It
especially can replace the old, and
related scripts.
GNU shtool currently contains the following tools: echo,
mdate, table, prop, move, install, mkdir, mkln, mkshadow,
fixperm, rotate, tarball, subst, platform, arx, slo, scpp,
version and path.


Package Version Architecture Repository
shtool_2.0.8-9_all.deb 2.0.8 all Ubuntu Main
shtool - - -


Name Value
perl:any -


Type URL
Binary Package shtool_2.0.8-9_all.deb
Source Package shtool

Install Howto

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




2016-09-08 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
shtool (2.0.8-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Set Debian QA Group as maintainer. (see #837052)
* debian/control:
- Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.8.
- Updated the Vcs-* fields to use https instead of http and git.
* debian/copyright: updated the packaging copyright years.
* debian/patches:
- fix-spelling.diff: renamed to 10_fix-spelling.patch.
- fix-poderros.diff: renamed to 20_fix-poderros.patch.
- fix-manpages.diff: renamed to 30_fix-manpages.patch.
- fix-mkdir-p.patch: renamed to 40_fix-mkdir-p.patch.
* debian/watch: bumped to version 4.
2015-04-27 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
shtool (2.0.8-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable. Welcome Jessie Stable!
2015-04-04 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
shtool (2.0.8-7) experimental; urgency=medium
* New maintainer. Thanks to William Vera for your work over this package.
(Closes: #781928)
* Migrations:
- Added cryptographic signature verification for upstream tarballs.
- debian/copyright to version 1.0.
- DH level to 9.
- Using dh-autoreconf.
* debian/control:
- Added the Vcs-* fields.
- Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.6.
- Improved the long description.
- Removed the deprecated field 'DM-Upload-Allowed'.
* debian/copyright: full updated.
* debian/patches/:
- fix-spelling.diff: added a new fix.
- Updated the headers in all patches.
* debian/rules: removed an unnecessary target override_dh_auto_install.
* debian/ renamed to docs.
* debian/watch: improved.
2010-07-25 - William Vera <>
shtool (2.0.8-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Added a path to fix mkdir -p implementation (Closes: #589571).
- Thanks Raphael Geissert <> 
2010-07-01 - William Vera <>
shtool (2.0.8-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.0. 
2010-03-02 - William Vera <>
shtool (2.0.8-4) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #543890).
* Updated Standards Version to 3.8.4.
* debhelper versioned at (>= 7.0.50~) in control file.
* Added DM-Upload-Allowed: yes, in the control file.
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format.
* Added a watch file.
* Added a patch to fix spelling in sh.prop manpage.
* Added a patch to fix manpage-has-bad-whatis-entry.
* Added a patch to fix manpage-has-errors-from-pod2man.
2009-08-27 - Daniel Baumann <>
shtool (2.0.8-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Updating package to standards version 3.8.3.
* Removing vcs fields.
* Orphaning package.
2009-08-03 - Daniel Baumann <>
shtool (2.0.8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Replacing obsolete dh_clean -k with dh_prep.
* Using correct rfc-2822 date formats in changelog.
* Prefixing debhelper files with package name.
* Updating package to standards version 3.8.2.
* Updating year in copyright file.
* Minimizing rules file.
2008-09-08 - Daniel Baumann <>
shtool (2.0.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Correcting indenting in copyright file.
* Updating to debhelper 7.
* Updating to standards 3.8.0.
* Updating vcs fields in control file.
* Merging upstream version 2.0.8.
* Updating year in upstream section of copyright file.
* Removing unused dh_link call in rules file.
2008-04-17 - Daniel Baumann <>
shtool (2.0.7-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Reordering rules file.
* Removing watch file.
* Rewriting copyright file in machine-interpretable format.
* Reordering depends in control.
* Updating suggests in control.
* Adding vcs fields in control.
* Updating package to debhelper 6.

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