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base64 (1)

Name

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

Synopsis

base64 [OPTION]... [FILE]

Description

BASE64(1)                        User Commands                       BASE64(1)



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.

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

       Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options
       too.

       -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

       The  data are encoded as described for the base64 alphabet in RFC 4648.
       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
       GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report   base64   translation    bugs    to    <https://translationpro-
       ject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C) 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <https://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.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+--------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |  ATTRIBUTE VALUE   |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Availability   | file/gnu-coreutils |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted        |
       +---------------+--------------------+
SEE ALSO
       Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/base64>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) base64 invocation'



NOTES
       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source  was  downloaded  from   https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/core-
       utils-8.30.tar.xz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils.



GNU coreutils 8.30                 July 2018                         BASE64(1)