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powadha 03-23-2006 02:07 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!


tredegar 03-25-2006 04:03 AM

uuencode ?

powadha 03-25-2006 11:30 AM

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

tredegar 03-25-2006 12:34 PM

To encode a binary file named foo

uuencode foo /dev/stdout > fooencoded
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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