String Functions

PHP convert_uuencode() Function

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The convert_uuencode() function encodes a string using the uuencode algorithm.

The following table summarizes the technical details of this function.

Return Value: Returns the uuencoded data.
Version: PHP 5+


The basic syntax of the convert_uuencode() function is given with:


The following example shows the convert_uuencode() function in action.

// Sample string
$str = "Hello World!";

// Uuencoding the string
echo convert_uuencode($str);

Note: Uuencode translates all strings (including binary data) into printable characters, making them safe for network transmissions, such as emails. Uuencoded data is about 35% larger than the original. Also, to recreate the original string use the convert_uudecode() function.


The convert_uuencode() function accepts the following parameter.

Parameter Description
string Required. Specifies the string to be encoded.

More Examples

Here're some more examples showing how convert_uuencode() function actually works:

In the following example a string will be first uuencoded then decoded.

// Sample string
$str = "Alice in Wonderland";

// Uuencoding the string
$encoded_str = convert_uuencode($str);
echo $encoded_str . "<br>";

// Decoding the string
$decoded_str = convert_uuencode($encoded_str);
echo $decoded_str;
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