uuencode, uudecode

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Sat Jan 20 11:58:00 GMT 2001

On Sat, Jan 20, 2001 at 02:09:06PM -0500, Charles S. Wilson wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> Chuck,
>> Any chance that you'd like to add these utilities under some catchy name
>> in the main distribution?  They seem like they would be very useful.
>Eventually.  I've hacked on these quite a bit lately, trying to make the
>code 'releasable', so they do not represent the same code I've been
>using for ages.  That makes me a little nervous about dumping what
>amounts to untested code into the cygwin distribution.  However, after
>the cygutils package has had a little time to simmer, I'd be willing to
>commit the whole misc package to the main distribution.
>Before doing that, though, I'd need to add popt to the distro.
>When the time comes, are you suggesting splitting uuencode/decode into
>one package in the main distro, d2u/u2d/conv into another package, or
>keeping them all bundled and renaming the bundle-package to something
>more 'catchy' than misc?

I was thinking of just calling it "misc" or maybe "textconvert"?

>BTW, I also have a mktemp implementation (based on the BSD distro) that
>I'm considering adding to misc...

Hmm.  So much for "textconvert" as a name.  I don't have any problems with
"misc", though.


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