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4.11. How can I tell whether a file has been converted with BtoA?

Files encoded with any of the conversion programs look like gibberish, but it isn't hard to tell what format they're in, and hence, how to decode them.

If you can see the filename (that is, if the mystery file is sitting in your hard disk or included in the subject of a message), BtoA-encoded filenames usually end in the extension .btoa or the more verbose .MBin.ascii. If you can't see the filename, look at the first line of the message. The first line of a BtoA file starts with something similar to xbtoa Begin.

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