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uudecode


SYNOPSIS

       uudecode [-flag [value]]... [--opt-name[[=| ]value]]... [ file ... ]

       If no file(s) are provided, then standard input is decoded.


DESCRIPTION

       Uudecode  transforms  uuencoded  files  into  their original form.  The
       encoded file(s) may be specified on the command line,  or  one  may  be
       read  from  standard  input.   The output file name is specified in the
       encoded file, but may be overridden with the -o option.  It  will  have
       the  mode of the original file, except that setuid and execute bits are
       not retained.  If the output file is specified to be /dev/stdout or  -,
       the  result  will  be written to standard output. If there are multiple
       input files and the second or subsquent file specifies standard output,
       the  decoded data will be written to the same file as the previous out-
       put.  Don't do that.  uudecode ignores any leading and trailing  lines.
       It  looks  for  a  line that starts with "begin" and proceeds until the
       end-of-encoding marker is  found.   The  program  determines  from  the
       header  line  of  the  encoded file which of the two supported encoding
       schemes was used.


OPTIONS

       -o file, --output-file=file
              direct output to file.

              If specifed, decoded data are written to this file.  When multi-
              ple inputs are specified on the command line, this option cannot
              be specified.  All decoded data must be written to the file name
              encoded in the data.

       -c, --ignore-chmod
              Ignore fchmod(3P) errors.

              By  default, if the output file permissions cannot be changed to
              the permissions specified in the encoded data, the file will not
              be written out and execution stops.  This option will cause that
              error to be ignored.  The resulting file will have all the data,
              but the incorrect mode settings.

              fchmod()  errors  are  also ignored if POSIXLY_CORRECT is set in
              the environment.  RE: http://austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=635

              A warning is always emitted when fchmod() fails.

       -h, --help
              Display usage information and exit.

       -!, --more-help
              Pass the extended usage information through a pager.

       -R [rcfile], --save-opts[=rcfile]
              Save the option state to rcfile.  The default is the  last  con-

       Any option that is not marked as not presettable may be preset by load-
       ing values from configuration  ("RC"  or  ".INI")  file(s).   The  file
       "$HOME/.sharrc" will be used, if present.


STANDARDS

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


FILES

       See OPTION PRESETS for configuration files.


EXIT STATUS

       One of the following exit values will be returned:

       0 (EXIT_SUCCESS)
              Successful program execution.

       1 (EXIT_OPTION_ERROR)
              The command options were misconfigured.

       2 (EXIT_INVALID)
              (warning) One or more input files contained no valid data

       4 (EXIT_NO_INPUT)
              (warning) The specified input file was not found

       8 (EXIT_NO_OUTPUT)
              The  specified output file could not be created (error); or else
              one of the output files could not be written or its access  mode
              could  not  be  changed (warnings).  The accompanying message(s)
              will distinguish.

       66 (EX_NOINPUT)
              A specified configuration file could not be loaded.

       70 (EX_SOFTWARE)
              libopts had an internal operational error.  Please report it  to
              autogen-users@lists.sourceforge.net.  Thank you.

       The  exit  status codes are (mostly) warning codes.  As such, each code
       is "or"-ed into the final exit code as the input files  are  processed.
       For example, an exit code of '6' is not listed above.  It is the sum of
       EXIT_INVALID and EXIT_NO_INPUT.  It would mean that at least one  input
       file  contained invalid data and also at least one input file could not
       be found at all.


SEE ALSO

       uuencode(1)


AUTHORS

       Free Software Foundation, Inc.


COPYRIGHT

       Please send bug reports to: bug-gnu-utils@gnu.org


NOTES

       This  manual  page  was AutoGen-erated from the uudecode option defini-
       tions.


GNU sharutils (4.13.3) 06 Jan 2013 uudecode(1)



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