To help you learn how to decode files with UUDeview, the distribution
ZIP file contains a small sample encoded file called
This example will show you how to decode the sample file in a simple step-by-step way. When you start UUDeview, you'll see a window that looks something like this:
Notice that both the left- and right-hand windows are empty. This means that no files have yet been selected for decoding.
Step 1. Adding the file to decode
In this case, we want to decode the example file
You need to tell UUDeview that you want to decode this file. There are two ways to do this:
Whichever way you add
For the example case, sample.uue is the only file you need to have in the left window. When you decode your own files, you can place as many encoded files as you want in the "Decode these files" list, in any order. UUDeview will automatically figure out which files go together.
Step 2. Preview
Once you've told UUDeview what files you want to decode (just sample.uue in this case), you're ready to perform the Preview step. This tells UUDeview to examine the encoded files and see what binary data they contain.
To perform the preview, click the "Preview" button. UUDeview will examine the encoded file sample.uue and show you what it finds in the right hand window, like this:
If you look at the right window, you can see that the example file
Step 3. Set the Output Path
Now you need to tell UUDeview where to write the decoded file: the
Output Path. The Output Path is found in the small box above the preview
list. In the example, the Output Path is
When you start UUDeview for the first time, it will fill in the Output Path with whatever happens to be the current directory at the time. To decode the file into another directory, fill in its name in the Output Path box. You can also browse for the correct Output Path by clicking the "Path" button next to the Output Path box.
Step 4. Decode the File!
Almost done! Once you've set the Output Path, all you need to do is
click the "Go!" button. UUDeview will decode the file it found,
After you click the "Go!" button, UUDeview will decode the file, then the window will look something like this:
You'll notice that the check box next to
That's it! You're done!
Last revised: 30 December 2001