Convert::Base32 - Encoding and decoding of base32 strings
$encoded = encode_base32("\x3a\x27\x0f\x93");
$decoded = decode_base32($encoded);
This module provides functions to convert string from / to Base32 encoding, specified in RACE internet-draft. The Base32 encoding is designed to encode non-ASCII characters in DNS-compatible host name parts.
See http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-idn-race-03 for more details.
Following functions are provided; like MIME::Base64, they are in @EXPORT array. See Exporter for details.
Encode data by calling the encode_base32() function. This function takes a string of bytes to encode and returns the encoded base32 string.
Decode a base32 string by calling the decode_base32() function. This function takes a string to decode and returns the decoded string.
This function might throw the exceptions such as "Data contains non-base32 characters", "Length of data invalid" and "Padding bits at the end of output buffer are not all zero".
decode_base32 differs from the specification in that upper case letters are treated as their lower case equivalent rather than producing an error.
Tatsuhiko Miyagawa <email@example.com>
Eric Brine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-idn-race-03.txt, MIME::Base64, Convert::RACE.
To install Convert::Base32, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.