MEGA: Mol. Evol. Analysis Program
harper at convex.csc.FI
Fri Aug 27 02:43:24 EST 1993
In <25jt69$t6b at news.u.washington.edu> joe at evolution.u.washington.edu (Joe Felsenstein) writes:
>If anyone knows a way to send encoded binaries by e-mail and have people be
>able to make them self-extract without requiring tutorials from me on
>how to get and use decoding programs, I'd love to hear it (it sounds
>impossible to me).
If EVERYONE had a mail handling programme like PINE then it is
possible. Within pine there is and option called ATTACH which
allows you to attach binary files to a E-mail message. The files
are encoded as BASE-64 which looks alot like UUENCODE but is
more robust. No more tilde trashing through UK gateways.
When somebody receives a message which has a BASE-64 encoded message
in it PINE will decode it and allow you to save the binary to a
seperate file. PINE is rather elegant... in that if you have
a binary .gif file encoded in the mail message it will decode the
file and DISPLAY it within Xwindows using Xv. Yes folks E-mail with
pictures is here... that is if you have Xwindows:-)
PINE ( Pine is not ELM ) can be had for a variety of Unix flavours
and I believe there is a PC version in the pipeline as well.
To check it out you can look at the following hosts and directories.
finsun /appl/help> archie pine
DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x 512 Jun 7 07:42 pine
DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x 512 Jun 17 03:47 pine
Rob Harper E-mail: harper at convex.csc.fi
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