[linux-elitists] Comprehensive list of Linux malware
Karsten M. Self
Sat Nov 20 16:43:51 PST 2004
on Sat, Nov 20, 2004 at 04:16:02PM -0800, Teh Entar-Nick (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> begin Karsten M. Self quotation:
> > GNU/Linux in general doesn't have a tradition of self-extracting
> > distribution mechanisms, with the notable exception of a shar
> > archive (though you'll need decompression support locally here
> > anyway).
> Actually, you don't need to compress your shar payloads.
> Also, there's a very clever uudecode one-liner you can implement in
> bourne shell.
Well, shar _can_ be a uuencoded (not compressed, my error) shell script.
It's based on the Bourne shell. Uuencoding is used for binary data,
otherwise, the shar archive is just an ACII (or $LOCALE (?)) text file.
I discovered the uudecode dependency when attempting to use shars to
move data to a very minimally configured Debian system. Several other
packaging utilities weren't yet available, and I assumed shar was
self-contained. It's not (though the dependencies are minimal), but it
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
TWikIWeThey: An experiment in collective intelligence. Stupidity. Whatever.
Technical docs, discussion, reviews, opinion.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
Url : http://allium.zgp.org/pipermail/linux-elitists/attachments/20041120/d34e390e/attachment.pgp
More information about the linux-elitists