What Is Uuencode?

January 10, 2023

Uuencode (Unix-to-Unix encoding) or uuencoding is a utility used for binary-to-text file encoding in order to transmit the file over text-only communication protocols, such as emails. By converting binary data to ASCII, uuencode enables it to be transmitted via email, IRC, or newsgroups and decoded from ASCII to binary when it is received.

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