This module encodes and decodes files in uuencode format, allowing
arbitrary binary data to be transferred over ASCII-only connections.
Wherever a file argument is expected, the methods accept a file-like
object. For backwards compatibility, a string containing a pathname
is also accepted, and the corresponding file will be opened for
reading and writing; the pathname
'-' is understood to mean the
standard input or output. However, this interface is deprecated; it's
better for the caller to open the file itself, and be sure that, when
required, the mode is
'wb' on Windows.
This code was contributed by Lance Ellinghouse, and modified by Jack Jansen.
The uu module defines the following functions:
|in_file, out_file[, name[, mode]])|
|in_file[, out_file[, mode[, quiet]]])|
decode() may print a warning to standard error if the input was produced by an incorrect uuencoder and Python could recover from that error. Setting quiet to a true value silences this warning.
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