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Re: Re: uuencoded files

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: uuencoded files
  • From: Gerry Snyder <gerrysnyder@attbi.com>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 21:25:39 -0800
  • Content-length: 1528

irischap wrote:
> I did some research/checking and it would appear that there shouldn't
> be any problem with these files and most e-mail programs should
> automatically read them. I initially suspected, and more so now, that
> the problem is with Yahoo.  If you look carefully you'll see that the
> photo is a .jpg file, but it is not an attachment, but is an embedded
> file. It appears that Yahoo interpreted it as an asci file and part of
> the message, and embedded it. After what they did it probably can't be
> easily put back together as a photo. 

Actually, they did make it inconvenient, but not that difficult, at
least for someone with a program that can decode a uuencoded file.

On my linux system I saved StarLord's first message as starlord.uue 
and then typed in the command 

uudecode -o starlord.jpg starlord.uue

creating the file starlord.jpg, which displayed just fine.

Gerry Snyder, AIS Director & Symposium Chair, Region 15 RVP
Member San Fernando Valley, Southern California Iris Societies
in warm, winterless Los Angeles--USDA 9b-ish, Sunset 18-19
my work: helping generate data for: http://galileo.jpl.nasa.gov/

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