UUEncode Converter - Unix-to-Unix Encoding

On Unix systems, when data is communicated from one system to another system, it needs to be encoded into printable characters using the UUEncode algorith for safety reasons. This page allows you to learn and test the UUEncode process.

What is UUEncode?

UUEncode is Unix-to-Unix encoding used on Unix systems to convert any data, text or binary, into printable characters before transferring it to other machines. UUEncode encoding is mainly used to protect data be transferred safely. UUEncoded files are usually having to the following format with the first line being optional:

begin 644 filename.ext

How to perform UUEncode encoding?

UUEncode encoding algorithm is very simple, you can write a conversion program yourself. But you can also use built-in functions like base64_encode() in PHP:

  • base64_encode(string) - Returns the input string in Base64 encoded format.

To help you learn and test Base64 encoding, FYIcenter.com has designed this online testing page. All you need to do is to enter the testing string in the form below and click the Start button. The converted string will be presented in the result area.


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