dataenc-0.9: Data encoding library currently providing Uuencode, Base64, Base64Url, Base32, Base32Hex, and Base16.ContentsIndex

Uuencoding module.

Uuencoding is notoriously badly specified. This implementation is compatible with the GNU Sharutils (

encode :: [Word8] -> String
decode :: String -> Maybe [Word8]
chop :: Int -> String -> [String]
unchop :: [String] -> String
encode :: [Word8] -> String
Encode data.
decode :: String -> Maybe [Word8]
Decode data.
:: Intlength (1 < n <= 65, not checked)
-> String
-> [String]

Chop up a string in parts. Each string in the resulting list is prepended with the length according to the uuencode "specificiation".


  • The length of the strings in the result will be (n -1) div 4 * 4. The -1 comes from the need to prepend the length. Keeping it to a multiple of 4 means that strings returned from encode can be chopped without requiring any changes.
  • The length of lines in GNU's sharutils is 61.
unchop :: [String] -> String
Concatenate the strings into one long string. Each string is assumed to be prepended with the length according to the uuencode specification.
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