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April 5, 2012

base64 decode without terminal

Filed under: H@ck1n` — krish @ 6:52 pm
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So  I got a base64 text which I’m supposed to decode and I thought “Ok! Let me use `base64` binary on terminal and write a small script which I will run when I need to decode it”..  Wait, I need to drop this script in binary path so that I can use it as a command without absolute/relative path traverse when in middle of work.

So far so good.. but it struck me that my browsers are always open and get this text from a url. Why don’t I skip all this and do this on the browser… is it possible?

Let’s say my base64 code is ZmFjZWJvb2suY29tL2Rhcy5zcmlrcmlzaG5hDQp0d2l0dGVyLmNvbS9zcmlrcmlzaG5hZGFz

Open a tab and on url type


Wolah! Done. 😀

Think Different! 😉

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  1. To continue thinking differently, you can use firefox smart bookmarks, javascript bookmarket or greasemonkey script.
    If you want to try smart bookmark of firefox, the bookmark target would be “data:text/plain;base64,%s”, and in runtime you can supply the text to be decoded.
    See below link as an example usage of smart bookmark.

    Comment by manish — April 6, 2012 @ 10:58 am

  2. Expected a good comment from my geek friend and here it is 🙂

    Comment by krish — April 8, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

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