uuencode

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EtymologyEdit

After the Unix program uuencode (Unix-to-Unix encoding), for encoding binary data for transmission over the UUCP mail system.

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uuencode (third-person singular simple present uuencodes, present participle uuencoding, simple past and past participle uuencoded)

  1. (transitive, computing) To encode (binary data) into a text-based format for transmission.

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Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 19:22