BASE64Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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NAMEbase64 - base64 encode/decode data and print to standard output
SYNOPSISbase64 [OPTION] [FILE]
Base64 encode or decode FILE, or standard input, to standard output.
- -w, --wrap=COLS
- Wrap encoded lines after COLS character (default 76). Use 0 to disable line wrapping.
- -d, --decode
- Decode data.
- -i, --ignore-garbage
- When decoding, ignore non-alphabet characters.
- Display this help and exit.
- Output version information and exit.
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
The data are encoded as described for the base64 alphabet in RFC 3548. When decoding, the input may contain newlines in addition to the bytes of the formal base64 alphabet. Use --ignore-garbage to attempt to recover from any other non-alphabet bytes in the encoded stream.
AUTHORWritten by Simon Josefsson.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
SEE ALSOThe full documentation for base64 is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and base64 programs are properly installed at your site, the command
- info base64
should give you access to the complete manual.