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PHP convert_uuencode() Function

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Example

Encode a string:

<?php
$str = "Hello world!";
echo convert_uuencode($str);
?>

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Definition and Usage

The convert_uuencode() function encodes a string using the uuencode algorithm.

Note: This function encodes all strings (including binary) into printable characters. This will fix any problems with obscure binary data when storing in a database or transmit data over a network. Remember to use the convert_uudecode() function before using the data again.

Note: Uuencoded data is about 35% larger than the original.


Syntax

convert_uuencode(string)

Parameter Description
string Required. The string to uuencode

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns the uuencoded data
PHP Version: 5+


More Examples

Example 1

Encode a string and then decode it:

<?php
$str = "Hello world!";
// Encode the string
$encodeString = convert_uuencode($str);
echo $encodeString . "<br>";

// Decode the string
$decodeString = convert_uudecode($encodeString);
echo $decodeString;
?>

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