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libssh2_base64_decode

libssh2_base64_decode

Section: libssh2 manual (3) Updated: 23 Dec 2008
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NAME

libssh2_base64_decode - decode a base64 encoded string  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libssh2.h>

int libssh2_base64_decode(LIBSSH2_SESSION *session, char **dest,
                          unsigned int *dest_len, const char *src,
                          unsigned int src_len);  

DESCRIPTION

This function is deemed DEPRECATED and will be removed from libssh2 in a future version. Don't use it!

Decode a base64 chunk and store it into a newly allocated buffer. 'dest_len' will be set to hold the length of the returned buffer that '*dest' will point to.

The returned buffer is allocated by this function, but it is not clear how to free that memory!  

BUGS

The memory that *dest points to is allocated by the malloc function libssh2 uses, but there's no way for an appliction to free this data in a safe and reliable way!  

RETURN VALUE

0 if successful, -1 if any error occurred.


 

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