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base64 - Unix, Linux Command


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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.

TagDescription
-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. Decoding require compliant input by default, use --ignore-garbage to attempt to recover from non-alphabet characters (such as newlines) in the encoded stream.

AUTHOR

Written by Simon Josefsson.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2006 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 ALSO

base64 is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and base64 programs are properly installed at your site, the command
TagDescription
info base64
should give you access to the complete manual.

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