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A64L(3)                    Linux Programmer's Manual                   A64L(3)



NAME
       a64l, l64a - convert between long and base-64

SYNOPSIS
       #include <stdlib.h>

       long a64l(char *str64);

       char *l64a(long value);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       a64l(), l64a(): _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500

DESCRIPTION
       These  functions  provide a conversion between 32-bit long integers and little-endian base-64 ASCII strings (of
       length zero to six).  If the string used as argument for a64l() has length greater than six, only the first six
       bytes  are used.  If the type long has more than 32 bits, then l64a() uses only the low order 32 bits of value,
       and a64l() sign-extends its 32-bit result.

       The 64 digits in the base-64 system are:

              '.'  represents a 0
              '/'  represents a 1
              0-9  represent  2-11
              A-Z  represent 12-37
              a-z  represent 38-63

       So 123 = 59*64^0 + 1*64^1 = "v/".

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2001.

NOTES
       The value returned by a64l() may be a pointer to a static buffer, possibly overwritten by later calls.

       The behavior of l64a() is undefined when value is negative.  If value is zero, it returns an empty string.

       These functions are broken in glibc before 2.2.5 (puts most significant digit first).

       This is not the encoding used by uuencode(1).

SEE ALSO
       uuencode(1), strtoul(3)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.22 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the project,  and  informa-
       tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



                                  2007-07-26                           A64L(3)