Base64 is a method for encoding data for transfer over the Internet.

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What is the base64 attachment in email?

I am sending an email to little@eudyptula-challenge.org which does not accept the base64 attachment. First I attached a C file and a Makefile for Linux OS which contains simple text. The script sent ...
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How to view html source in Thunderbird when “Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64”?

I press Ctrl+U in the Icedove (Thunderbird), and see plaintext. Last two headers are: Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64 and the rest data is encoded. How to ...
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How do I open files sent to me in a 'document envelope'?

I just got an email whose X-Mailer is "X-Mailer: Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000". It has as an attachment a .sgn file, whose content is an XML with one field apparently being a base64-encoded PDF: ...
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Simple way to encode data on flash drive

I have a USB flash drive and would like to base-64 (or similar) encode all the files/folders (recursively) under a certain parent directory on it; let's call it "toEncode". It would be preferable to ...
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Converting base64 encoded database

I have a dadabase whose structure is really simple. <ws> <e> <k>base64_encoded_string</k> <v>base64_encoded_string</v> </e> ...
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Type an EOF without a line break

I have a little command that I use to copy/paste files around that involves pasting the base64-encoded tar archive into stdin, but the base64 utility keeps giving me and error message about my input ...
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Hex to base64 on *nix [duplicate]

Note: I have marked this question as a duplicate of another question. But I am keeping it nonetheless as it has an example and a clearly explained answer, so hopefully it should help others. ...
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Mime format message

How to read mime encoded files? We have converted .msg file to .mhtml for better reading without MS Outlook. But we cannot read encoded text in bounced mails. message is as Content-Type: text/html; ...
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android base64 cli conversion utilities

I want to encode a file into android base64. Android's sdk has a utility method that does this. I should be able to avoid doing any Android programming to solve this. There are utilities for windows ...
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Standard Unix tool for decoding base64?

I have variously depended on metamail and munpack in the past, but both of these are suffering from bit rot. metamail has been removed from Debian, and mpack looks like it's about to be removed. I ...
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Why is base64 needed (aka why can't I just email a binary file)?

I was reading up on Base64 encoding, and found this on Wikipedia: Base64 encoding schemes are commonly used when there is a need to encode binary data that needs be stored and transferred over ...
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Can I encrypt a username password combo before using it with cURL?

I'm making a shell script that reached out to a web service with basic auth. I don't want to have to put in my username and password every time the script runs, but I also don't want to have the combo ...
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Batch encode multiple webfont files into a CSS file?

I want to batch encode several .otf font files into a single CSS file. To my understanding, base64 embedded .otf fonts can be read by most browsers. Since Font-Squirrel's @font-face generator doesn't ...
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Decoding base64 images and saving to a file

I need to save a few base64 images from a web page to actual GIF and JPEG files on my hard drive. Is there a utility out there that can assist me? I've looked around and either I'm not seeing one or ...
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How move files through text (base64, etc)?

Why don't these work when trying to copy a file from one location to another? 1) Base64 encode the file at source, write (binary or ascii) base64 decoded at destination. 2) Open file in notepad, ...
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How can I extract an attachment from the email body (encoded as base64)

How can I extract attachments from an email when they arrive encoded in the body of the email like this: ------ =_NEXTPART_FORMSCAPE_MAIL_message101122101615 Content-Type: application/octet-stream; ...
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How can I convert from hex to base64?

Can anyone recommend a straightforward way/tool to convert hex to base64? I'm using Linux and OS X.
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OS X: Base64 encode via command line

Is there a terminal command in Mac OS X which will base64 encode a file or stdin?