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uuencode(1)				  User Commands 			      uuencode(1)

       uuencode - encode a file into email friendly text

       uuencode [-flag [value]]... [--opt-name[[=| ]value]]... [ in-file ] output-name

       uuencode  is  used to create an ASCII representation of a file that can be sent over chan-
       nels that may otherwise corrupt the data.  Specifically, email cannot handle  binary  data
       and  will  often  even insert a character when the six character sequence "0rom " is seen.
       uuencode will read in-file if provided and otherwise read data from standard in and  write
       the  encoded  form  to  standard out.  The output will begin with a header line for use by
       uudecode giving it the resulting suggested file output-name and access mode.  If the  out-
       put-name is specifically /dev/stdout, then uudecode will emit the decoded file to standard
       out.  Note: uuencode uses buffered input and assumes that it is not hand typed from a tty.
       The  consequence  is  that  at a tty, you may need to hit Ctl-D several times to terminate

       -m, --base64
	      convert using base 64.

	      By default, uuencode will encode using the traditional conversion.   It  is  slower
	      and less compact than base 64.  The encoded form of the file is expanded by 37% for
	      UU encoding and by 35% for base64 encoding (3 bytes become 4 plus control  informa-

       -e, --encode-file-name
	      encode the output file name.

	      Since output file names may contain characters that are not handled well by various
	      transmission modes, you may specify that the output-name be hex encoded as well.

       -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.

       1 (EXIT_FAILURE)
	      The operation failed or the command syntax was not valid.

       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 uuencode command first appeared in BSD 4.0.

       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

       The output file name must not begin with the 11 character sequence:
       unless you specify the -h (encode-file-name) option.

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

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

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