uuencode - encode a file into email friendly text


   uuencode  [-flags]  [-flag  [value]]  [--option-name[[=| ]value]] [<in-
   file>] <output-name>


   uuencode is used to create an ASCII representation of a file  that  can
   be   sent   over   channels   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  output-
   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 input.


   -m, --base64
          convert using base64.

          By  default,  uuencode  will  encode   using   the   traditional
          conversion.   It  is  slower  and less compact than base64.  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

   -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  base64  encoded  as  well.    (Traditional
          uuencoding of the file name is not supported.)

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

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

   -R [cfgfile], --save-opts [=cfgfile]
          Save  the  option  state  to  cfgfile.   The default is the last
          configuration file listed in the OPTION PRESETS section,  below.
          The command will exit after updating the config file.

   -r cfgfile, --load-opts=cfgfile, --no-load-opts
          Load  options  from cfgfile.  The no-load-opts form will disable
          the loading of earlier config/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 notice.


   Any  option  that  is  not  marked  as not presettable may be preset by
   loading values from configuration ("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:

          Successful program execution.

          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.


   uudecode(1), uuencode(5)


   The uuencode command first appeared in BSD 4.0.


   Free Software Foundation, Inc.


   Copyright (C) 1994-2015  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 message.

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


   This   manual   page   was  AutoGen-erated  from  the  uuencode  option


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