Summary: Base 64 decoders

From: Derald McMillan (
Date: Fri Mar 08 1996 - 08:41:53 CST

Thanks for the wide response to my question. There were a variety of answers.

The solution that works best for me is to use the Mail Tool that comes with
Solaris 2.x and save the file named "octet-stream" to disk. This will be
the unencoded file from the mac. There will usually be 4 files: "multipart",
"applefile","octet-stream", and "text". Only the octet-stream is useful.

The most popular suggestion was to get the mpack utility:

Pine also can handle base 64 decoding:

Also a packate of tools called macutil was mentioned:

Several other utilities were mentioned, you can use archie to find them.
munpack,uudeview (,
emil, netscape2.0,hexbin,mmencode,mcvert

I'd like to thank the following for their responses: (Mike Garcia)
"Duane R. Larkin" <> (George L Roman)
Michael Blandford <>
Gary Lee <>
David Fetrow <>
Jay Lessert <>
"Kai O'Yang" <> (Kevin Sheehan {Consulting Poster Child})
"Michael S. Fischer" <>
Rachel Polanskis <> (Christian Masopust)
mark@ukhayq.CV.COM (Mark R. Bowyer)
charest@sar3.CANR.Hydro.Qc.CA (Claude Charest)

Derald H McMillan III
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