Subject: bin/3268: [dM] uuencode manpage lies
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/28/1997 08:09:32
>Number:         3268
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       [dM] uuencode manpage lies
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Feb 28 05:20:01 1997
>Originator:     der Mouse
>Release:        1.2_BETA
	Any (noticed on NetBSD-1.2_BETA/sun3).
	uuencode(5) claims that various characters in the output are
	ASCII space (040) plus various numbers.  This is not true;
	characters that would be encoded as space according to this
	description are (correctly) actually encoded as backquotes.
	Read uuencode(5) with a sample uuencoded file at hand.
	Describe the actual format used by uuencode; preferably also
	describe how much latitude uudecode is willing to tolerate.

	(Yes, Perry, I know, and I may indeed do it myself.  But I
	haven't time right now and I don't want it to be forgotten.)

					der Mouse

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