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Date:      Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:45:32 -0400
From:      Lowell Gilbert <>
To:        Martin McCormick <>,
Subject:   Re: Procmail Decoding Mime Messages
Message-ID:  <44y5c6zptv.fsf@lowell-desk.lan>
In-Reply-To: <> (Polytropon's message of "Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:04:36 +0200")
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Polytropon <> writes:

> On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:07:35 -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
>> 	Is there a filter that one can run in procmail in which
>> base64 encoded data go in and text comes out so one can allow
>> procmailrc to do its work?
>> [...]
>> 	Is there anything which will take a raw email message
>> and spit out linear strings which can be processed like normal
>> text?
> I think this is possible with uudecode, in this case b64decode.
> See "man uuencode" for more information.

uuencode predates MIME. Although there are MIME types defined for it,
the base-system tools don't handle the MIME headers or section marking. 

For this purpose, a MIME-aware tool (such as ripmime, or metamail, or
mmencode) will be much more useful as part of an automated filtering

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