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cat didn't seem to work with binaries to well for me, the above command seemed to do the trick.
Opps should be pointed out its going through a "hop" box (which is why I was searching here in first place), only need the last bit (after the -t) if doing it directly from one box to another...
Nice command for when you don't have scp available for whatever reason.
Works with binaries.
I have come across multiple situations where I could only get to a server from a very restrictive bounce point which would not allow file transfers. I was able to uuencode a file, copy the output to a text file over putty, and then uudecode the file to transfer it. This works with any kind of file.
I use it for embedding images in CSS for Stylish, the Firefox addon.
Thought it might be useful to others.