UUE (.enc, .uue)

Background & Context

    • Unix uuencoding format.
    • Encodes binary data as a sequence of printable ASCII characters.
    • Commonly used for the transmission of binary content by email.
    • The name uuencode is derived from Unix-to-Unix encoding.
    • ASCII format.
    • Uses printable ASCII characters to encode binary data.

Import & Export

  • Import["file.ext.uue"] imports a uuencoded .ext file.
  • Export["file.ext.uue",expr] exports an expression to a uuencoded .ext file.
  • Import["file.uue"] decodes a uuencoded file and imports its contents as an expression, automatically inferring the format from the file contents.
  • The import format can be given explicitly with Import["file",{"UUE","format"}].
  • Import["file.ext.uue",elem] imports the specified element from a uuencoded .ext file.
  • Import["file.ext.uue",{elem,suba,subb,}] imports a subelement.
  • Import["file.ext.uue",{{elem1,elem2,}}] imports multiple elements.
  • The import format and file encoding can be explicitly specified with Import["file",{"UUE","format",elems1,elems2,}].
  • Export["file.ext.uue",expr,elem] creates a uuencoded .ext file by treating expr as specifying element elem.
  • Export["file.ext.uue",{expr1,expr2,},{{elem1,elem2,}}] treats each expri as specifying the corresponding elemi.
  • Export["file.ext.uue",expr,opt1->val1,] exports expr with the specified option elements taken to have the specified values.
  • Export["file.ext.uue",{elem1->expr1,elem2->expr2,},"Rules"] uses rules to specify the elements to be exported.
  • The export format and file encoding can be explicitly specified with Export["file",exprs,{"UUE","format",elems}].
  • See the following reference pages for full general information:
  • Import, Exportimport from or export to a file
    CloudImport, CloudExportimport from or export to a cloud object
    ImportString, ExportStringimport from or export to a string
    ImportByteArray, ExportByteArrayimport from or export to a byte array


Basic Examples  (2)

This applies uuencoding to text:

The Wolfram Language can uuencode arbitrary expressions: