[ubuntu-uk] It's the simple things that baffle me...

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Tue Oct 2 13:30:25 BST 2007

On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 10:33:13AM +0100, David Restall - System Administrator wrote:
> every now and then I get an email and I want to reply.  I save the
> message and edit it using vim.  The text, instead of having spaces
> in it has =20 (equal sign two zero in case that gets interpreted), this
> equals escape sequence isn't always followed by 20, it can have other
> characters or just be at the end of a line for example.

This is called "quoted-printable" encoding, in case that helps you find
a tool to decode it. (As somebody else pointed out, mutt does this

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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