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.
|Tags||Archiving Packaging Compression Software Distribution Tools Installation/Setup|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Mac OS X AIX BSD HP-UX IRIX Linux SCO Solaris|
Release Notes: This release adds many fixes and contributions from Github users, and an option to give an additional argument to tar.
Release Notes: Many internal bugfixes and additional safety checks were added. This release adds --encrypt for symmetric encryption through GPG. It allows extraction to run asynchronously.
Release Notes: A few minor bugfixes and improvements to the way files are archived and extracted were made in this version.
Release Notes: 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.
Release Notes: This release adds some minor bugfixes. Makeself now complies with the latest POSIX spec, to avoid problems on newer Linux distributions.