Viewing an encoded email message sent through Pine

You may receive a "uuencoded" file from a correspondent. From within Pine, follow these steps to save the file and then use the UNIX "uudecode" command to restore the original file.

  1. Press S to save the file.
  2. Quit Pine.
  3. At the UNIX prompt, type the following command:

    uudecode filename

The original file's name ("file_label") is stored on the first line of the uuencoded file.

The "uudecode" command will put the original file's content in a new file whose name is "file_label." The new file will have the same ownership and access permissions as the original file.