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NAME

base64 - base64 encode/decode data and print to standard output  

SYNOPSIS

base64 [OPTION]... [FILE]  

DESCRIPTION

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.
--help
Display this help and exit.
--version
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.  

AUTHOR

Written by Simon Josefsson.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report base64 bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  

SEE ALSO

The 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 coreutils 'base64 invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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