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Unix-to-Unix Encode

Last updated: February 9, 2015

What Does Unix-to-Unix Encode Mean?

Unix-to-Unix encode is a utility to encode binary data into ASCII text characters. It is used to encode binary data, allowing it to be exchanged through the uucp mail system.

Unix-to-Unix encode is also known as Uuencode.

Techopedia Explains Unix-to-Unix Encode

Uuencode is a program used for transforming a file into a form allowing transmission via email. An example of such file is a Word document, which cannot be sent via email in its original form -- but rather can be sent only in encoded form. Uudecode would then transform the encoded file into its original form.

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