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BASE32(1)                       User Commands                      BASE32(1)

NAME         top

       base32 - base32 encode/decode data and print to standard output

SYNOPSIS         top

       base32 [OPTION]... [FILE]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Base32 encode or decode FILE, or standard input, to standard output.

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options

       -d, --decode
              decode data

       -i, --ignore-garbage
              when decoding, ignore non-alphabet characters

       -w, --wrap=COLS
              wrap encoded lines after COLS character (default 76).  Use 0
              to disable line wrapping

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

       The data are encoded as described for the base32 alphabet in RFC
       4648.  When decoding, the input may contain newlines in addition to
       the bytes of the formal base32 alphabet.  Use --ignore-garbage to
       attempt to recover from any other non-alphabet bytes in the encoded

AUTHOR         top

       Written by Simon Josefsson.

REPORTING BUGS         top

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COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO         top

       Full documentation <>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) base32 invocation'

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GNU coreutils 8.32               March 2020                        BASE32(1)