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 Introduction to Decoding

"Variants of uuencoding soon started to spread. Uuencoding continued to be the most popular, followed by the similar xxencoding, after a special exception was made to use the tilde ~ (ASCII value 96) instead of the space character to encode the value 0. But the damage had been done. From then on, you could never be sure whether you would be able to decode a file that you had received."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 23, 2004 )


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