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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.

       -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 bugs to <bug-coreutilsATgnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C) 2008 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 base64

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 6.9.92.4-f088d-dirtJanuary 2008                        BASE64(1)