Jan 082018
 
A pair of utilities that will convert ANY file, including ZIP files and GIFs to an ASCII text representation. These can be included in E-Mail messages for decoding on the other end.

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SUPER, little known utility to convert ANY
binary file, (GIF, ZIP, EXE etc) to a TEXT
file, which can be included in an E-MAIL
message. Widely used on The Internet to
include pictures and executables in E-Mail
documents. UUENCODE.COM for Encoding the
files, and UUDECODE for restoring it to its
original state.


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A pair of utilities that will convert ANY file, including ZIP files and GIFs to an ASCII text representation. These can be included in E-Mail messages for decoding on the other end.
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UUENCODE.COM 987 847 deflated
WINLOGO.UUE 15627 11698 deflated

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SUPER, little known utility to convert ANY
binary file, (GIF, ZIP, EXE etc) to a TEXT
file, which can be included in an E-MAIL
message. Widely used on The Internet to
include pictures and executables in E-Mail
documents. UUENCODE.COM for Encoding the
files, and UUDECODE for restoring it to its
original state.
UUENCODE.COM
UUDECODE.COM
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This pair of utilities will convert ANY file, including ZIP files and
GIFS to an ASCII text representations. These can be included in E-Mail
messages for decoding on the other end.

Syntax is quite simple

UUENCODE [-o] [d:][\path\]filename.ext

produces filename.UUE on current drive\path
(providing filename.UUE doesn't already exist).
-o switch forces overwrite of existing filename.UUE

You may then PASTE the resulting text file into any document for
transmission via E-Mail.

The recipient should delete all of the file except the portion beginning
with begin, and the last end statement.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE BEGIN AND END LINES BE INCLUDED IN THE FILE

UUDECODE [-?][-o] [d:][\path\]filename.ext
Using the filename.typ in the "begin" line,
produces uudecoded filename.typ on current drive\path
(providing filename.typ doesn't already exist).

-o switch forces overwrite of existing filename.typ
-? produces this help message.

This technique is widely used on The Internet to include binary files in
E-Mail messages. Handy if the recipient does not have access to FTP.



To convert the included WINLOGO.UUE to a GIF file WINLOGO.GIF merely enter

UUDECODE winlogo.uue [Enter]

This assumes that WINLOGO.UUE is in the current directory, and UUDECODE
is either in the current directory or in your path.




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