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base64_decode

(PHP 3, PHP 4 )

base64_decode -- Decodes data encoded with MIME base64

Description

string base64_decode ( string encoded_data)

base64_decode() decodes encoded_data and returns the original data or FALSE on failure. The returned data may be binary.

Example 1. base64_decode() example

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

This example will produce :

This is an encoded string

See also base64_encode() and RFC 2045 section 6.8.

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