Decodes a binary file that was used for transmission using electronic mail.
uudecode [ InFile ]
The uudecode command reads an encoded file, strips off leading and trailing lines added by mailers, and recreates the original file with the specified mode and name. Decoding a file causes the result to be automatically saved to a file. The file name is identical to the remote file argument originally supplied to the uuencode command.
|InFile||Specifies the name of the file to decode.|
To decode the file /tmp/con on a local system that was encoded with the follwing command:
uuencode /usr/lib/boot/unix pigmy.goat > /tmp/con
The file pigmy.goat will be identical to the originally encoded file /usr/lib/boot/unix.
|/usr/bin/uudecode||Contains the uudecode command.|
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