uudecode - decode a binary file
# decode to the name in the header
% uudecode file.uu
# decode to the name on the command line
% uudecode -o output.txt file.uu
# decode to standard output despite the header
% uudecode -o - file.uu
This program decodes a uuencoded file and saves the results to the file denoted in the header line. If that filename is -, the output goes to standard output.
You can override the file named in the uuencoded text by supplying a second command-line argument.
Originally by Nick Ing-Simmons but since irrecognizably hacked on by Tom Christiansen. brian d foy further packaged, improved, and tested it.
To install PerlPowerTools, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.