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base64_decode

(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

base64_decode -- Decodes data encoded with MIME base64

Description

string base64_decode ( string data [, bool strict] )

Decodes a base64 encoded data.

Parameters

data

The decoded data.

strict

Returns FALSE if input contains space or some other separator.

Return Values

Returns the original data or FALSE on failure. The returned data may be binary.

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
5.2.0strict added

Examples

Example 1. base64_decode() example

<?php
$str
= 'VGhpcyBpcyBhbiBlbmNvZGVkIHN0cmluZw==';
echo
base64_decode($str);
?>

The above example will output:

This is an encoded string

See Also

base64_encode()
RFC 2045 section 6.8