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base64_decode

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

base64_decodeDecodes data encoded with MIME base64

Description

string base64_decode ( string $data [, bool $strict = false ] )

Decodes a base64 encoded data.

Parameters

data

The encoded data.

strict

Returns FALSE if input contains character from outside the base64 alphabet.

Return Values

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

Changelog

Version Description
5.2.0 strict 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

PHP Manual