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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 (
His blog is at -- 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`.
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');
/* Output: aGVsbG8gd29ybGQ= */
Decodes a buffer containing base64 string, or just a base64 string to original
var sys = require('sys');
var base64_decode = require('base64').decode;
/* Output: hello world */
Peteris Krumins