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    base64 (npm base64-min)

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    Disclaimer: For node versions < 4 use the 1.2.0 version.

    This modules can be used to encoding & decoding messages (strings) and files using base64.

    I'm trying to add new features based on other packages to get an all in one npm module. Actually base64-min can encode and decode: strings, files and strings with XOR encrytion.


    Why use this module?

    It's minimalist and focused in the best javascript performance.

    Install base64-min module

    At cmd, type:

    $ npm install base64-min

    or to install this package globally, use:

    $ npm install -g base64-min

    After install run unit tests

    $ cd ./node_modules/base64-min/
    $ npm install
    $ npm test

    Do you want a test report?

    $ cd ./node_modules/base64-min/
    $ npm install
    $ npm test  --coverage

    How to use?

    To load module functionalities, you must use the require.js properties integrated in node.js.


    var base64 = require('base64-min');


    encode (str)

    This method is used to encode a plain-text string to a encoded string in base64.

    • Arguments :
    • str - The string you want to encode.
    • type - Encoding Type (This argument is optional) | Available types: 'MIME'.
    • Result : Encoded string in base64.
    • Example :
    base64.encode('base64-min npm module'); // result = YmFzZTY0LW1pbiBucG0gbW9kdWxl
    base64.encode('base64-min npm module', 'MIME'); // result = YmFzZTY0LW1pbiBucG0gbW9kdWxl
                                                     // encoded string in base64, using MIME constraints
    decode (str)

    This method is used to decode a the base64 message to a plain-text string.

    • Arguments :
    • str - The message (in base64) you want to decode.
    • Result : Our message decoded in plain-text.
    • Example :
    base64.decode('YmFzZTY0LW1pbiBucG0gbW9kdWxl'); // result = base64-min npm module

    This method is used to encode files into base64 string.

    • Arguments :
    • file - The file path of the you want to encode.
    • Result : Encoded File into a string in base64.
    • Example :

    This method is used to decode messages and save the result in one file (Tested and functional with PNG Files).

    • Arguments :
    • str - The message (in base64) you want to decode.
    • file - The file path of the you want to save.
    • Result : Decoded File
    • Example :
    base64.decodeToFile('ZGF0YQ==', 'result.png') ;

    This method is used to encode messages and encrypt messages using a key (XOR Encryption - Fast and "Secure").

    • Arguments :
    • str - The message in plain-text.
    • key - The key you want to encrypt your message.
    • Result : Encoded encrypted message in base64.
    • Example :
    base64.encodeWithKey('base64-min npm module', 'victorfern91'); // result = FAgQEVlGSwgbABlfBgRDGQAWEwkX
                                                                   //(in plain text is YFK_C )
    • Arguments :
    • str - The message in base64.
    • key - The key used to encrypt this message.
    • Result : Deciphered message in plain-text.
    • Example :
    //Decoding with wrong key
    base64.decodeWithKey('FAgQEVlGSwgbABlfBgRDGQAWEwkX', 'npm module'); // result = zx}14)/}wew/k$.vdcly
    //Decoding with correct key
    base64.decodeWithKey('FAgQEVlGSwgbABlfBgRDGQAWEwkX', 'victorfern91'); // result = base64-min npm module


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