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ydecode(1) User Commands ydecode(1)

ydecode - Usenet file decoder

ydecode [ -d, --debug] [ -f, --force] [ -k, --keep] [ -l, --list] [ -o, --output= dir] [ -p, --paths] [ -q, --quiet] [ -r, --recursive] [ -s, --scan] [ -t, --test] [ --strict] [ --verify] [ --help] [ --version] [ FILE] ...

ydecode decodes the files specified on the command line according to the yEnc Usenet encoding format. If no regular files are specified, ydecode will scan any directories specified on the command line and/or the current directory for yEnc encoded files, and decode them.

-d, --debug
Write messages useful for debugging to stderr while program is operating.
-f, --force
If the output file already exists, overwrite the existing file without prompting.
-k, --keep
If an error occurs during the decoding process, do not remove the erroneous output file.
-l, --list
Only list information about encoded files specified on the command line or found during scanning.
-o, --output=dir
Create output in dir instead of the current directory.
-p, --paths
Obey relative pathnames to files in the encoded data. For example, if an encoded file specifies the output file name as files/new/bigfile.mp3, ydecode will by default ignore the paths and save the file as bigfile.mp3. If the -p option is specified, the output file will be saved as files/new/bigfile.mp3.
-q, --quiet
Try to avoid writing output while running. The only output that will occur is error messages.
-r, --recursive
When scanning for encoded files, scan directories recursively.
-t, --test
Operate as usual, decoding and testing the integrity of all input files (or files found during scanning), but do not actually create output files.
If this option is requested, more strict checks against the yEnc specification will be performed while testing or decoding files. The decoded data output will be unaffected, but warning messages will be output when non-compliant data is found. This option is highly recommended for individuals who want to implement yEnc encoding into their own applications, to test the validity of their compressed data.
Synonym for `--test --strict'.
Display program help and exit.
Output version number and exit.

Don Moore <>

yencode(1), ypost(1)
March 2002 ydecode

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