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.
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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