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Re: [opensuse] a tool to de-code base64?
  • From: Jos van Kan <vankan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 11:12:12 +0100
  • Message-id: <458BAF7C.50406@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
张韡武 wrote:
> Hello. I am searching for a tool to decode base64 text file (and obtain
> the original binary file).
> uudecode can only handle lines that contain number of characters which
> is multiple of 4. that is, if a line has 64, 68, 72, 76, 80 characters
> in it, uudecode works, otherwise it report 'illegal line' error message.
> there is also a tool 'base64' I found:
> It's not in suse package repository, so I am compiling this very problem
> on my own. But also I'd like to ask if there is a package in SuSE
> official packages that can do base64 decode.

Use uudeview, not uudecode which is pretty dumb. It's in the distro (at least in


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