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uudecode(1)				  User Commands 			      uudecode(1)

       uudecode - decode an encoded file

       uudecode [-flag [value]]... [--opt-name[[=| ]value]]... [ file ... ]

       If no file(s) are provided, then standard input is decoded.

       Uudecode  transforms uuencoded files into their original form.  The encoded file(s) may be
       specified on the command line, or one may be read from standard input.	The  output  file
       name  is specified in the encoded file, but may be overridden with the -o option.  It will
       have the mode of the original file, except that setuid and execute bits are not	retained.
       If  the	output	file  is  specified to be /dev/stdout or -, the result will be written to
       standard output. If there are multiple input files and the second or subsquent file speci-
       fies  standard  output,	the decoded data will be written to the same file as the previous
       output.	Don't do that.	uudecode ignores any leading and trailing lines.  It looks for	a
       line that starts with "begin" and proceeds until the end-of-encoding marker is found.  The
       program determines from the header line of the encoded file which  of  the  two	supported
       encoding schemes was used.

       -o file, --output-file=file
	      direct output to file.

	      If specifed, decoded data are written to this file.  When multiple inputs are spec-
	      ified on the command line, this option cannot be specified.  All decoded data  must
	      be written to the file name encoded in the data.

       -c, --ignore-chmod
	      Ignore fchmod(3P) errors.

	      By  default,  if	the  output file permissions cannot be changed to the permissions
	      specified in the encoded data, the file will  not  be  written  out  and	execution
	      stops.   This  option will cause that error to be ignored.  The resulting file will
	      have all the data, but the incorrect mode settings.

	      fchmod() errors are also ignored if POSIXLY_CORRECT is set in the environment.  RE:

	      A warning is always emitted when fchmod() fails.

       -h, --help
	      Display usage information and exit.

       -!, --more-help
	      Pass the extended usage information through a pager.

       -R [rcfile], --save-opts[=rcfile]
	      Save the option state to rcfile.	The default is the last configuration file listed
	      in the OPTION PRESETS section, below.

       -r rcfile, --load-opts=rcfile, --no-load-opts
	      Load options from rcfile.  The no-load-opts form will disable the loading  of  ear-
	      lier RC/INI files.  --no-load-opts is handled early, out of order.

       -v [{v|c|n}], --version[={v|c|n}]
	      Output  version  of  program  and exit.  The default mode is `v', a simple version.
	      The `c' mode will print copyright information and `n' will print the full copyright

       Any option that is not marked as not presettable may be preset by loading values from con-
       figuration ("RC" or ".INI") file(s).  The file "$HOME/.sharrc" will be used, if present.

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

       See OPTION PRESETS for configuration files.

       One of the following exit values will be returned:

       0 (EXIT_SUCCESS)
	      Successful program execution.

	      The command options were misconfigured.

       2 (EXIT_INVALID)
	      (warning) One or more input files contained no valid data

       4 (EXIT_NO_INPUT)
	      (warning) The specified input file was not found

       8 (EXIT_NO_OUTPUT)
	      The specified output file could not be created (error); or else one of  the  output
	      files could not be written or its access mode could not be changed (warnings).  The
	      accompanying message(s) will distinguish.

       66 (EX_NOINPUT)
	      A specified configuration file could not be loaded.

       70 (EX_SOFTWARE)
	      libopts  had  an	internal  operational  error.	Please	report	it  to	 autogen-
	      users@lists.sourceforge.net.  Thank you.

       The  exit status codes are (mostly) warning codes.  As such, each code is "or"-ed into the
       final exit code as the input files are processed.  For example, an exit code of '6' is not
       listed  above.	It  is	the sum of EXIT_INVALID and EXIT_NO_INPUT.  It would mean that at
       least one input file contained invalid data and also at least one input file could not  be
       found at all.


       Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       Copyright  (C) 1994-2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc. all rights reserved.  This program
       is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later.

       Please put sharutils in the subject line for emailed bug reports.  It helps  to	spot  the

       If  more  than  one  name in the encoded files are the same, or if the second or following
       input files specifies standard output for the output file, then the result is probably not
       what  is  expected.   Specifically,  standard  output will be appended to and named output
       files will be replaced.

       Please send bug reports to: bug-gnu-utils@gnu.org

       This manual page was AutoGen-erated from the uudecode option definitions.

GNU sharutils (4.13.3)			   06 Jan 2013				      uudecode(1)
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