UUENCODE(1)                                           UUENCODE(1)

          uuencode, uudecode - encode/decode a file

          uuencode [ sourcefile ] remotefile

          uudecode [ -p ] [ encodedfile ... ]

          Uuencode and Uudecode are used to transmit files over trans-
          mission mediums that do not support other than simple ASCII

          Uuencode converts a file to a purely ASCII based representa-
          tion. It encodes the contents of sourcefile or the standard
          input if no source file is given. The remotefile is included
          in the encoded file's header  as the name of the file into
          which uudecode should place the decoded data. The header
          also includes the permission modes of the source file so
          that these  can be preserved on decoding. The encoded output
          of uuencode is sent to the standard output.

          Uudecode reads a file, ignoring any leading and trailing
          lines that are not part of the encoding, and recreates the
          original file with the filename and mode specified in it's
          header. The file to decode is encodedfile or standard input
          if none is given. The -p flag can be used to send the
          decoded data to standard output rather than saving it in the
          file whose name is specified in the header.

          Encode a dis file limbo.dis so that it can be included in a
          mail message:

               uuencode limbo.dis limbo.dis > tmp
               <place in mail message and send to recipient>

          Decode the mail message(msg say):

               cat msg | uudecode

          This creates the file limbo.dis.

          Decode the mail message into a file of your choosing(tmp.dis

               cat msg | uudecode -p > tmp.dis


     UUENCODE(1)                                           UUENCODE(1)


          The encoded file is expanded by at least a third.
          Decoding a file may overwrite an existing file.
          Uuencode should take the remote file name to be the same as
          the source file if one is not given.