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    base64

    2.1.0 • Public • Published

    Update: this module may no longer be necessary as nodejs includes its own base64 encoding/decoding functions.

    This is a node.js C++ module that encodes and decodes to/from base64. Oh, and compared to all other modules, it actually works.

    It was written by Peteris Krumins (peter@catonmat.net). His blog is at http://www.catonmat.net -- good coders code, great reuse.


    To build the module run:

    node-waf configure build
    

    This will produce base64.node binary module. To use it, make sure the module's directory is in NODE_PATH.

    The module exports two functions encode and decode.

    encode

    Encodes a buffer to base64, returns encoded ascii string. Unlike all other base64, it actually works well with binary data. If you're wondering why it takes a buffer as argument, it's because there is no way to pass binary strings to C++ code in a sane way.

    Here is a basic example:

    var sys = require('sys');
    var base64_encode = require('base64').encode;
    var Buffer = require('buffer').Buffer;
    
    var buf = new Buffer('hello world');
    
    sys.print(base64_encode(buf));
    
    /* Output: aGVsbG8gd29ybGQ= */
    

    decode

    Decodes a buffer containing base64 string, or just a base64 string to original data.

    var sys = require('sys');
    var base64_decode = require('base64').decode;
    
    sys.print(base64_decode('aGVsbG8gd29ybGQ='));
    
    /* Output: hello world */
    

    SGF2ZSBmdW4hCg==

    Sincerely, Peteris Krumins http://www.catonmat.net

    Install

    npm i base64

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    Version

    2.1.0

    License

    MIT

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    • pkrumins