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Release of version 4.9 of sharutils

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Release of version 4.9 of sharutils
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 11:06:05 -0800
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Subject: Release of version 4.9 of sharutils
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GNU sharutils consists of two pairs of utilities: shar and unshar, and
uuencode and uudecode.  "shar" makes so-called shell archives out of
many files, preparing them for transmission by electronic mail
services (converting binary data to ascii representations, breaking
the text into multiple shar scripts, etc.).  "unshar" is the safe way
to extract and reassemble the original files.  It will automatically
strip off the mail headers and other introductory text.

"uuencode" and "uudecode" are programs that convert binary files into
ascii text so that the original data can pass through the email system
without having intermediate hosts "fixing" the files en route.

Translation information:

sharutils.pot has changed with this release.
Even with regard to the pre-release with restricted distribution.
The change is primarily to remove the necessity for translators to have
to worry over shell quoting for messages that get inserted into the
generated shar archive.  The POT file now contains the text to be
displayed by that manufactured shell script.  The necessary quoting
will be added after translation (gettext lookup).


* Fix up quoting some more in the shar script messages.
  Translators will not have to worry over shell quoting any more.

sharutils home:
primary ftp:
bug reports:     bug-gnu-utils at the usual GNU domain
                 (be sure to mention "sharutils" in the subject...
                 it helps to spot the message.)
bug archive:
maintainer:      Bruce Korb - bkorb at the usual GNU domain

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