UUDeview is a program that helps you transmit and receive binary files over the Internet, using electronic mail or newsgroups. The UUDeview package includes both an encoder and a decoder. The decoder automatically detects the type of encoding used, offering MIME's Base64 and BinHex as well as the popular uuencoding and the less frequently used xxencoding methods. Recently, support for the popular yEnc encoding was also added. The encoder runs the other way around and encodes a binary file for sending it by mail or news.
To clear up the most common misunderstandings right away, you do not need UUDeview when downloading files from the World Wide Web, but only when using E-Mail and/or Usenet newsgroups. UUDeview does not offer file compression or encryption.
UUDeview is a particularly powerful decoder. It was designed to fit the needs of news readers. To be precise, it is a smart multi-part multi-file decoder. You simply save a bunch of articles from your email software or your newsreader into a single or into multiple files, and then fire up UUDeview. Normally, it can take the job from there and decode all files within these messages and/or articles.
The UUDeview package also includes UUEnview, a similarly powerful tool for encoding.
Both are built on top of the UUDeview library. If you are developing mail or news software, you can integrate it into your own software to add encoding and decoding facilities.
What's New in This Release:
· yEnc support
· More strict MIME compatibility
· Support for Tcl/Tk 8.x in xdeview
· Plain Text and Quoted Printable
· From and Reply-To headers
· Environment variable