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Encodes a character string, raw vector or other object to base64 encoding.

Usage

base64enc(x, convert = TRUE)

Arguments

x

an object.

convert

[default TRUE] logical TRUE to encode to a character string or FALSE to a raw vector.

Value

A character string or raw vector depending on the value of

‘convert’.

Details

A character string or raw vector (with no attributes) is encoded as is, whilst all other objects are first serialized (using R serialisation version 3, big-endian representation).

References

This implementation is based that by 'The Mbed TLS Contributors' under the 'Mbed TLS' Trusted Firmware Project at https://www.trustedfirmware.org/projects/mbed-tls.

See also

Examples

base64enc("secret base")
#> [1] "c2VjcmV0IGJhc2U="
base64enc(as.raw(c(1L, 2L, 4L)), convert = FALSE)
#> [1] 41 51 49 45
base64enc(data.frame())
#> [1] "WAoAAAADAAQEAQADBQAAAAAFVVRGLTgAAAMTAAAAAAAABAIAAAABAAQACQAAAAVuYW1lcwAAABAAAAAAAAAEAgAAAAEABAAJAAAACXJvdy5uYW1lcwAAAA0AAAAAAAAEAgAAAAEABAAJAAAABWNsYXNzAAAAEAAAAAEABAAJAAAACmRhdGEuZnJhbWUAAAD+"