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uuencode(1,5)(1)                                                        uuencode(1,5)(1)



NAME
       uuencode(1,5) - encode a binary file(1,n)

       uudecode - decode a file(1,n) created by uuencode(1,5)

SYNOPSIS
       uuencode(1,5) [-m] [ file(1,n) ] name

       uudecode [-o outfile] [ file(1,n) ]...

DESCRIPTION
       Uuencode  and uudecode are used to transmit binary files over transmis-
       sion mediums that do not support other than simple ASCII data.

       Uuencode reads file(1,n) (or by default the standard input)  and  writes  an
       encoded  version(1,3,5) to the standard output.  The encoding(3,n) uses only print-
       ing ASCII characters and includes the mode of the file(1,n) and the  operand
       name  for  use  by uudecode.  If name is /dev/stdout the result will be
       written to standard output.  By default the standard UU encoding(3,n) format
       will  be  used.   If  the option -m is given on the command line base64
       encoding(3,n) is used instead.

       Uudecode transforms uuencoded files (or by default, the standard input)
       into  the  original form.  The resulting file(1,n) is named(5,8) name (or outfile
       if(3,n) the -o option is given) and will have the mode of the original  file(1,n)
       except  that  setuid  and execute bits are not retained.  If outfile or
       name is /dev/stdout the result will  be  written  to  standard  output.
       Uudecode ignores any leading and trailing lines.  The program can auto-
       matically decide which of the both supported encoding(3,n) schemes are used.

EXAMPLES
       The  following  example packages up a source tree, compresses it, uuen-
       codes it and mails it to a user on another system.   When  uudecode  is
       run  on  the target system, the file(1,n) ``src_tree.tar.Z'' will be created
       which may then be uncompressed and extracted into the original tree.


              tar cf - src_tree | compress | uuencode(1,5)  src_tree.tar.Z  |  mail(1,8)
              sys1!sys2!user


SEE ALSO
       compress(1), mail(1,8)(1), uucp(1), uuencode(1,5)(5)

STANDARDS
       This implementation is compliant with P1003.2b/D11.

BUGS
       If  more  than one file(1,n) is given to uudecode and the -o option is given
       or more than one name in(1,8) the encoded files are the same the  result  is
       probably not what is expected.

       The  encoded form of the file(1,n) is expanded by 37% for UU encoding(3,n) and by
       35% for base64 encoding(3,n) (3 bytes become 4 plus control information).

HISTORY
       The uuencode(1,5) command appeared in(1,8) BSD 4.0.



uuencode(1,5)(1)                                                        uuencode(1,5)(1)

NAME
       uuencode(1,5) - encode a binary file(1,n)

       uudecode - decode a file(1,n) created by uuencode(1,5)

SYNOPSIS
       uuencode(1,5) [-m] [ file(1,n) ] name

       uudecode [-o outfile] [ file(1,n) ]...

DESCRIPTION
       Uuencode and uudecode are used to transmit binary files over  transmis-
       sion mediums that do not support other than simple ASCII data.

       Uuencode  reads  file(1,n)  (or by default the standard input) and writes an
       encoded version(1,3,5) to the standard output.  The encoding(3,n) uses only  print-
       ing  ASCII characters and includes the mode of the file(1,n) and the operand
       name for use by uudecode.  If name is /dev/stdout the  result  will  be
       written to standard output.  By default the standard UU encoding(3,n) format
       will be used.  If the option -m is given on  the  command  line  base64
       encoding(3,n) is used instead.

       Uudecode transforms uuencoded files (or by default, the standard input)
       into the original form.  The resulting file(1,n) is named(5,8) name  (or  outfile
       if(3,n)  the -o option is given) and will have the mode of the original file(1,n)
       except that setuid and execute bits are not retained.   If  outfile  or
       name  is  /dev/stdout  the  result  will be written to standard output.
       Uudecode ignores any leading and trailing lines.  The program can auto-
       matically decide which of the both supported encoding(3,n) schemes are used.

EXAMPLES
       The following example packages up a source tree, compresses  it,  uuen-
       codes  it  and  mails it to a user on another system.  When uudecode is
       run on the target system, the file(1,n) ``src_tree.tar.Z'' will  be  created
       which may then be uncompressed and extracted into the original tree.


              tar  cf  -  src_tree | compress | uuencode(1,5) src_tree.tar.Z | mail(1,8)
              sys1!sys2!user


SEE ALSO
       compress(1), mail(1,8)(1), uucp(1), uuencode(1,5)(5)

STANDARDS
       This implementation is compliant with P1003.2b/D11.

BUGS
       If more than one file(1,n) is given to uudecode and the -o option  is  given
       or  more  than one name in(1,8) the encoded files are the same the result is
       probably not what is expected.

       The encoded form of the file(1,n) is expanded by 37% for UU encoding(3,n) and  by
       35% for base64 encoding(3,n) (3 bytes become 4 plus control information).

HISTORY
       The uuencode(1,5) command appeared in(1,8) BSD 4.0.



uuencode(1,5)(1)                                                        uuencode(1,5)(1)



NAME
       uuencode(1,5) - encode a binary file(1,n)

       uudecode - decode a file(1,n) created by uuencode(1,5)

SYNOPSIS
       uuencode(1,5) [-m] [ file(1,n) ] name

       uudecode [-o outfile] [ file(1,n) ]...

DESCRIPTION
       Uuencode  and uudecode are used to transmit binary files over transmis-
       sion mediums that do not support other than simple ASCII data.

       Uuencode reads file(1,n) (or by default the standard input)  and  writes  an
       encoded  version(1,3,5) to the standard output.  The encoding(3,n) uses only print-
       ing ASCII characters and includes the mode of the file(1,n) and the  operand
       name  for  use  by uudecode.  If name is /dev/stdout the result will be
       written to standard output.  By default the standard UU encoding(3,n) format
       will  be  used.   If  the option -m is given on the command line base64
       encoding(3,n) is used instead.

       Uudecode transforms uuencoded files (or by default, the standard input)
       into  the  original form.  The resulting file(1,n) is named(5,8) name (or outfile
       if(3,n) the -o option is given) and will have the mode of the original  file(1,n)
       except  that  setuid  and execute bits are not retained.  If outfile or
       name is /dev/stdout the result will  be  written  to  standard  output.
       Uudecode ignores any leading and trailing lines.  The program can auto-
       matically decide which of the both supported encoding(3,n) schemes are used.

EXAMPLES
       The  following  example packages up a source tree, compresses it, uuen-
       codes it and mails it to a user on another system.   When  uudecode  is
       run  on  the target system, the file(1,n) ``src_tree.tar.Z'' will be created
       which may then be uncompressed and extracted into the original tree.


              tar cf - src_tree | compress | uuencode(1,5)  src_tree.tar.Z  |  mail(1,8)
              sys1!sys2!user


SEE ALSO
       compress(1), mail(1,8)(1), uucp(1), uuencode(1,5)(5)

STANDARDS
       This implementation is compliant with P1003.2b/D11.

BUGS
       If  more  than one file(1,n) is given to uudecode and the -o option is given
       or more than one name in(1,8) the encoded files are the same the  result  is
       probably not what is expected.

       The  encoded form of the file(1,n) is expanded by 37% for UU encoding(3,n) and by
       35% for base64 encoding(3,n) (3 bytes become 4 plus control information).

HISTORY
       The uuencode(1,5) command appeared in(1,8) BSD 4.0.



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