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BASE91(1)			    basE91			     BASE91(1)

NAME
       base91, b91enc, b91dec -	basE91 encode/decode data

SYNOPSIS
       base91 [OPTION]... [FILE]

DESCRIPTION
       Convert	binary data in FILE to plain ASCII text	(or vice versa), writ-
       ing to standard output. With no FILE, or	when FILE is -,	read  standard
       input.

       -d, --decode
	      decode  data  (default  for b91dec); all non-alphabet characters
	      (such as newlines) are ignored

       -m SIZE
	      use maximum SIZE bytes of	main memory for	buffers	(default 64K);
	      SIZE  may	 be  followed  by  a  multiplicative suffix: K 1024, M
	      1024*1024

       -o, --output=FILE
	      write result to FILE instead of standard output

       -v, --verbose
	      run in verbose mode and write some statistics to standard	error;
	      use it twice to increase verbosity

       -w, --wrap=COLS
	      wrap  encoded lines after	COLS characters	(default 76); use 0 to
	      disable line wrapping (default for b91enc)

       --help prints out the available program options

       --version
	      output version information and exit

       basE91 is an advanced method for	encoding binary	data as	ASCII  charac-
       ters.  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.

AUTHOR
       Written by Joachim Henke.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <j-o@users.sourceforge.net>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 2000-2006 Joachim Henke

SEE ALSO
       base64(1), uuencode(1)

       http://base91.sourceforge.net/

base91 0.6.0			 November 2006			     BASE91(1)

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