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. 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 <firstname.lastname@example.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 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
should give you access to the complete manual.
base64 5.97 March 2012 BASE64(1)