# [TxMt] Re: Help with uudecode

Allan Odgaard mailinglist at textmate.org
Tue Jul 28 11:37:24 UTC 2009

On 27 Jul 2009, at 19:07, Norman Jenson wrote:

> I get an occasional email attachment that shows up with a begin 644
> and a bunch of characters.  I tried to run it through the uudecode and
> get the following message:
>
> uudecode: \n\tinput file: stdin\n\tencoded file:
> IntCollect.txt-072709.txt\n\tcharacter out of range: [33-96]
>
> Can someone help.  Can I use texmate  to fix files like this?

My guess is that the file is broken, that is why your email program
did not show it as decoded and why uudecode gives you an error.

You can’t fix broken files unless you have the function which broke
them, and this function is reversible.