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'basE91' is an advanced method for encoding binary data as ASCII characters. It is similar to UUencode or base64, but is more efficient. The overhead produced by basE91 depends on the input data. It amounts at most to 23% (versus 33% for base64) and can range down to 14%, which typically occurs on 0-byte blocks. This makes basE91 very useful for transferring larger files over binary insecure connections like e-mail or terminal lines.


Download version 0.6.0 (stable)
released on 1 November 2006


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BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey27 April 2005

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 May 2010.


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