Welcome to Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial
"The place where you learn linux"
Cyber Angels

 Create an AccountHome | Submit News | Your Account  

Tutorial Menu
Linux Tutorial Home
Table of Contents

· Introduction to Operating Systems
· Linux Basics
· Working with the System
· Shells and Utilities
· Editing Files
· Basic Administration
· The Operating System
· The X Windowing System
· The Computer Itself
· Networking
· System Monitoring
· Solving Problems
· Security
· Installing and Upgrading
· Linux and Windows

Man Pages
Linux Topics
Test Your Knowledge

Site Menu
Site Map
Copyright Info
Terms of Use
Privacy Info
Masthead / Impressum
Your Account

Private Messages

News Archive
Submit News
User Articles
Web Links


The Web

Who's Online
There are currently, 58 guest(s) and 0 member(s) that are online.

You are an Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here



       uudecode - decode a file created by uuencode


       uuencode [-m] [ file ] name

       uudecode [-o outfile] [ file ]...


       Uuencode  and  uudecode  are used to transmit binary files
       over transmission mediums that do not support  other  than
       simple ASCII data.

       Uuencode reads file (or by default the standard input) and
       writes an encoded version to  the  standard  output.   The
       encoding  uses only printing ASCII characters and includes
       the mode of the file and the operand name for use by uude­
       code.   If  name is /dev/stdout the result will be written
       to standard output.  By default the standard  UU  encoding
       format  will  be  used.   If the option -m is given on the
       command line base64 encoding is used instead.

       Uudecode transforms uuencoded files (or  by  default,  the
       standard  input)  into  the  original form.  The resulting
       file is named name (or outfile if the -o option is  given)
       and  will  have  the mode of the original file except that
       setuid and execute bits are not retained.  If  outfile  or
       name is /dev/stdout the result will be written to standard
       output.  Uudecode ignores any leading and trailing  lines.
       The  program  can  automatically  decide which of the both
       supported encoding schemes are used.


       The following example packages  up  a  source  tree,  com­
       presses it, uuencodes it and mails it to a user on another
       system.  When uudecode is run on the  target  system,  the
       file  ``src_tree.tar.Z'' will be created which may then be
       uncompressed and extracted into the original tree.

              tar  cf  -   src_tree   |   compress   |   uuencode
              src_tree.tar.Z | mail sys1!sys2!user


       compress(1), mail(1), uucp(1), uuencode(5)


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


       If  more  than  one  file  is given to uudecode and the -o
       option is given or more than one name in the encoded files

Looking for a "printer friendly" version?



Security Code
Security Code
Type Security Code

Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As a registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.

Help if you can!

Amazon Wish List

Did You Know?
You can get all the latest Site and Linux news by checking out our news page.


Tell a Friend About Us

Bookmark and Share

Web site powered by PHP-Nuke

Is this information useful? At the very least you can help by spreading the word to your favorite newsgroups, mailing lists and forums.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters. Articles are the property of their respective owners. Unless otherwise stated in the body of the article, article content (C) 1994-2013 by James Mohr. All rights reserved. The stylized page/paper, as well as the terms "The Linux Tutorial", "The Linux Server Tutorial", "The Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial" and "The place where you learn Linux" are service marks of James Mohr. All rights reserved.
The Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial may contain links to sites on the Internet, which are owned and operated by third parties. The Linux Tutorial is not responsible for the content of any such third-party site. By viewing/utilizing this web site, you have agreed to our disclaimer, terms of use and privacy policy. Use of automated download software ("harvesters") such as wget, httrack, etc. causes the site to quickly exceed its bandwidth limitation and are therefore expressly prohibited. For more details on this, take a look here

PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.
Page Generation: 0.10 Seconds