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RE: uuencode is not working properly

From: Paturi, Sivakumar
Subject: RE: uuencode is not working properly
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:59:45 +0000

Hi Bob,

Basically I want to send a file from unix/linux to email through attachments. 
In  my last company I used  "uuencode" command to send the file through 

Now I want to do the same way , here instead of attaching this file , it is 
pasting the content in the email ( which was not readable ).

I am also looking the same way you explained. 

How I get the unix/linux version , so that I will update you with proper 
version ,so that you can  share the commands to send the file.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Proulx [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 3:54 PM
To: Paturi, Sivakumar
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: uuencode is not working properly

Paturi, Sivakumar wrote:
> John Cowan wrote:
> > That's what you should expect to see.  Save the email in a file and run 
> > uudecode on it.
> I will copy the email content in word format in windows. So where do I run 
> uudecode command ?

You would run the uudecode command where you want to decode the file.
You said reading on MS-Windows and in that case you would run uudecode there to 
decode it.

But I think your strategy is more work than you want to use for it.
The uuencode and uudecode pair definitely work.  But they require manual 

Why not simply send the file as an attachment?  Let your mailer encode the 
contents appropriately.  That will likely be base64.  Then on your receiving 
end simply save the attachment.  That would seem to be easier for you.

> I am trying to send one file to email from unix using uuencode command.

You don't say what Unix system you are using so it is impossible to guess a 
command for you correctly.  But for example if mutt is available then the 
following will work.

  mutt -s "subject line here" -a filename -- address@hidden </dev/null

But it all depends upon what mail commands you have available.


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