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powadha 03-23-2006 01:07 PM

Software for binarie usenet posting
 
Is there anything out there? Something like powerpost on Win. I've been googling for hours but none came up.
Any suggestion is welcome!

regards

tredegar 03-25-2006 03:03 AM

uuencode ?

powadha 03-25-2006 10:30 AM

Could you give an example of what command to use for encoding and posting to a newsgroup?

tredegar 03-25-2006 11:34 AM

To encode a binary file named foo

uuencode foo /dev/stdout > fooencoded
Now
cat fooencoded
You will see only ASCII text. The textfile will be larger than the original binary.
This is normal behaviour.

To decode the file:
uudecode fooencoded > foo.bin
foo.bin should be the original binary file. So try
diff foo foo.bin
The result should be nothing as the files are the same.

So, encode your binary file to ASCII that is postable, post that ASCII file (copy & paste, or whatever you need to do with your "post to a newsgroup") with instructions as to how to decode it.

Please seeman uuencode


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