writes an encoded version of the file source to the file dest.
decodes the file before reading its contents.
Details and Options
- Encoded files contain only printable ASCII characters. They begin with a special sequence that is recognized by Get.
- On certain computer systems Encode["source","dest",MachineID->"ID"] can be used to generate an encoded file that can be read only on a computer with a particular $MachineID.
- No function is provided in the Wolfram Language to convert encoded files back to their original form.
- File["name"] may be used to specify a file name.
Introduced in 1991
|Updated in 2016