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Many internal bugfixes and additional safety checks were added. This release adds --encrypt for symmetric encryption through GPG. It allows extraction to run asynchronously.
A few minor bugfixes and improvements to the way files are
archived and extracted were made in this version.
Bugs with the command line when spawning terminals were fixed. --tar and --noexec options were added for archives, and --nomd5 and --nocrc options were included to avoid creating checksums in archives. A man page was included.
This release adds some minor bugfixes. Makeself now complies with the
latest POSIX spec, to avoid problems on newer Linux distributions.
This version fixes some major issues with standard Unix compression (the "compress" command). There are also more bugfixes and clean-ups related to extraction and verification of checksums.
makeself is a small shell script that generates a self-extractable compressed TAR archive from a directory. The resulting file appears as a shell script, and can be launched as is. The archive will then uncompress itself to a temporary directory and an arbitrary command will be executed (for example, an installation script). This is pretty similar to archives generated with WinZip Self-Extractor in the Windows world.