Convert::UU, uuencode, uudecode - Perl module for uuencode and uudecode
use Convert::UU qw(uudecode uuencode); $encoded_string = uuencode($string,[$filename],[$mode]); ($string,$filename,$mode) = uudecode($string); $string = uudecode($string); # in scalar context
uuencode() takes as the first argument a string that is to be uuencoded. Note, that it is the string that is encoded, not a filename. Alternatively a filehandle may be passed that must be opened for reading. It returns the uuencoded string including
end. Second and third argument are optional and specify filename and mode. If unspecified these default to "uuencode.uu" and 644.
uudecode() takes a string as argument which will be uudecoded. If the argument is a filehandle this handle will be read instead. If it is a reference to an ARRAY, the elements are treated like lines that form a string. Leading and trailing garbage will be ignored. The function returns the uudecoded string for the first begin/end pair. In array context it returns an array whose first element is the uudecoded string, the second is the filename and the third is the mode.
Both uudecode and uuencode are in @EXPORT_OK.
Andreas Koenig <firstname.lastname@example.org>. With code integrated that was posted to USENET from Hans Mulder and Randal L. Schwartz.
puuencode(1), puudecode(1) for examples of how to use this module.