1 .TH UUDECODE 1 sbase\-VERSION 2 .SH NAME 3 uudecode \- decode a uuencoded file 4 .SH SYNOPSIS 5 .B uudecode 6 .RI [file] 7 .SH DESCRIPTION 8 .B uudecode 9 reads file (or by default, the standard input) and writes a decoded 10 version to the file specified in the uuencoded header. In case that 11 the file already exists, it is truncated. Otherwise a new file is 12 created. After the operation the permissions of the created/accessed 13 are changed to reflect the mode in the header. 14 .SH NOTES 15 This version of uudecode does not currently support the base64 16 encoding algorithm. 17 For safety currently uudecode operates only on regular files and 18 stdout. Trying to uudecode to a link, directory, or special file 19 yields an error.