mewencode man page

mewencode, mewdecode, mewcat ā€” MIME encoder/decoder


mewencode [-options] [infile [outfile]]

mewdecode [-options] [infile [outfile]]

mewcat [-options] [infile]


The mewencode utility encode/decode MIME objects.

The options are as follows:






See if any 8bit characters are contained.


MIME base64 en/decoding.


MIME quoted-printable en/decoding.


MIME gzip64 en/decoding(not yet specified in RFC).


The same as -g.



-l length

Line length into which base64/quoted-printable/gzip64 encoding truncate.


On base64/gzip64 encoding, local newline is treated as CRLF. On base/gzip64 decoding, any newline is translated into local newline. Specify this option only when the input is a line based object(e.g. Content-Type: is text/plain or application/postscript).


Display this help message.


Display the version.

Referenced By

The man pages mewcat(1) and mewdecode(1) are aliases of mewencode(1).

March 17, 2001