How can I decode binary files?

Binary messages are sent as Base64 MIME file-attaches. Like UUEncode, MIME is a method of encoding binary files into a mailable text format.

The current versions of Eudora Lite and (UUCP) Pegasus both support MIME.

If you can't change your mailer, you can always use a very basic standalone MIME-reading program like mpack.

As an alternative, the NOMIME modifier allows you to retrive binary files uuencoded rather than in MIME format. So, to get the zipped copy of the mpack mailer in uuencode format:

SEND NOMIME ftp://ftp.andrew.cmu.edu/pub/mpack/mpack15d.zip

More detailed information about MIME and about various decoders and mailers is available in the MIME FAQ.

GetWeb does not send out files longer than 100k.

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