Uuencoding

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File Format
Name Uuencoding
Ontology
Extension(s) .uue, .uu
PRONOM fmt/1102

Uuencoding is a way to encode binary data as plain text, suitable for inclusion in an e-mail message or Usenet message.

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Format

The header line usually starts with "begin", followed by a Unix file permission code and a filename. The last line is "end".

Each line of data begins with a character indicating the line length. Since lines have a standard length, all lines except the last one begin with "M".

Base64 variant

Some uuencode utilities support a variant format that uses standard Base64 encoding, with a "begin-base64" header line, and a "====" footer line.

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