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NAME

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

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SYNOPSIS

base64 [OPTION]... [FILE]

DESCRIPTION

Base64 encode or decode FILE, or standard input, to standard output.
-d, --decode
  decode data
-i, --ignore-garbage
  when decoding, ignore non-alphabet characters
-w, --wrap=COLS
  wrap encoded lines after COLS character (default 76). Use 0 to disable line wrapping
--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/>
Report base64 translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2011 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.


GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb BASE64 (1) September 2011
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