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convert_uuencode

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convert_uuencodeUuencode a string

Description

string convert_uuencode ( string $data )

convert_uuencode() encodes a string using the uuencode algorithm.

Uuencode translates all strings (including binary's ones) into printable characters, making them safe for network transmissions. Uuencoded data is about 35% larger than the original.

Parameters

data

The data to be encoded.

Return Values

Returns the uuencoded data.

Examples

Example #1 convert_uuencode() example

<?php
$some_string 
"test\ntext text\r\n";

echo 
convert_uuencode($some_string);
?>

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root at mantoru dot de
10 years ago
@Craig's note: base64_encode() is better suited for that. In fact, it produces smaller output and operates slightly faster. I did a little benchmark -- here are my findings:

File: JPG, 631614 bytes

== Base64 ==
execution time: 0.0039639472961426 secs
output length: 842152

== UUencode ==
execution time: 0.004105806350708 secs
output length: 870226
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zash at zash dot se
10 years ago
note that using base64 or uuencode to store data in a database is pretty useless. if you properly escape your data and use a binary field (BLOB etc) there is no problem.
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