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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Using uuencode/uudecode

To send your files to another person either through a tool such as FTP (stands for File Transfer Protocol and efficiently transfers files from a source to a destination) or through email, you may need to adjust things. For instance, you may need to send an email to a Macintosh user that uses Binhex. This is just another encoding scheme. Because of this, you may have to change the specification of the data you send in your email attachment. This is not common for users who are accustomed to using Windows, although email within Windows also uses uuencode. Long story short, it is imperative as a Unix user that you know how to adjust this because you may have to specify it with Unix.

Uuen-what? Uuencode stands for a set of ...

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