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Class Base64OutputStream

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Closeable, Flushable, AutoCloseable

    public class Base64OutputStream
    extends BaseNCodecOutputStream
    Provides Base64 encoding and decoding in a streaming fashion (unlimited size). When encoding the default lineLength is 76 characters and the default lineEnding is CRLF, but these can be overridden by using the appropriate constructor.

    The default behaviour of the Base64OutputStream is to ENCODE, whereas the default behaviour of the Base64InputStream is to DECODE. But this behaviour can be overridden by using a different constructor.

    This class implements section 6.8. Base64 Content-Transfer-Encoding from RFC 2045 Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part One: Format of Internet Message Bodies by Freed and Borenstein.

    Since this class operates directly on byte streams, and not character streams, it is hard-coded to only encode/decode character encodings which are compatible with the lower 127 ASCII chart (ISO-8859-1, Windows-1252, UTF-8, etc).

    Since:
    1.4
    Version:
    $Id: Base64OutputStream.java 1435550 2013-01-19 14:09:52Z tn $
    See Also:
    RFC 2045
    • Constructor Detail

      • Base64OutputStream

        public Base64OutputStream(OutputStream out)
        Creates a Base64OutputStream such that all data written is Base64-encoded to the original provided OutputStream.
        Parameters:
        out - OutputStream to wrap.
      • Base64OutputStream

        public Base64OutputStream(OutputStream out,
                          boolean doEncode)
        Creates a Base64OutputStream such that all data written is either Base64-encoded or Base64-decoded to the original provided OutputStream.
        Parameters:
        out - OutputStream to wrap.
        doEncode - true if we should encode all data written to us, false if we should decode.
      • Base64OutputStream

        public Base64OutputStream(OutputStream out,
                          boolean doEncode,
                          int lineLength,
                          byte[] lineSeparator)
        Creates a Base64OutputStream such that all data written is either Base64-encoded or Base64-decoded to the original provided OutputStream.
        Parameters:
        out - OutputStream to wrap.
        doEncode - true if we should encode all data written to us, false if we should decode.
        lineLength - If doEncode is true, each line of encoded data will contain lineLength characters (rounded down to nearest multiple of 4). If lineLength <=0, the encoded data is not divided into lines. If doEncode is false, lineLength is ignored.
        lineSeparator - If doEncode is true, each line of encoded data will be terminated with this byte sequence (e.g. \r\n). If lineLength <= 0, the lineSeparator is not used. If doEncode is false lineSeparator is ignored.

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