Software Details

Base64 1.3


Platform: Solaris
Category: Utility > File Format Conversion



Overview:
File format convertor

Details:

The MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) specification (RFC 1341 and successors) defines a mechanism for encoding arbitrary binary information for transmission by electronic mail. Triplets of 8-bit octets are encoded as groups of four characters, each representing 6 bits of the source 24 bits. Only characters present in all variants of ASCII and EBCDIC are used, avoiding incompatibilities in other forms of encoding such as uuencode/uudecode.

Base64 is a command line utility which encodes and decodes files in this format. It can be used within a pipeline as an encoding or decoding filter, and is most commonly used in this manner as part of an automated mail processing system.

Executable Path: /usr/local/bin/base64


Available to:
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
Installed in the following computing labs:
  • Gateway Lab 2305
AFS client:

Can be run from any  Solaris PC that is configured as an AFS client
Remote Access:

Can be run from any  Windows, Linux, or Mac PC using an XServer application.
Download Filesize:
Not available for download.

Last Updated: June 29, 2017