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package base32

import "encoding/base32"

Package base32 implements base32 encoding as specified by RFC 4648.



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const (
    StdPadding rune = '=' // Standard padding character
    NoPadding  rune = -1  // No padding


var HexEncoding = NewEncoding(encodeHex)

HexEncoding is the “Extended Hex Alphabet” defined in RFC 4648. It is typically used in DNS.

var StdEncoding = NewEncoding(encodeStd)

StdEncoding is the standard base32 encoding, as defined in RFC 4648.

func NewDecoder Uses

func NewDecoder(enc *Encoding, r io.Reader) io.Reader

NewDecoder constructs a new base32 stream decoder.

func NewEncoder Uses

func NewEncoder(enc *Encoding, w io.Writer) io.WriteCloser

NewEncoder returns a new base32 stream encoder. Data written to the returned writer will be encoded using enc and then written to w. Base32 encodings operate in 5-byte blocks; when finished writing, the caller must Close the returned encoder to flush any partially written blocks.


input := []byte("foo\x00bar")
encoder := base32.NewEncoder(base32.StdEncoding, os.Stdout)
// Must close the encoder when finished to flush any partial blocks.
// If you comment out the following line, the last partial block "r"
// won't be encoded.



type CorruptInputError Uses

type CorruptInputError int64

func (CorruptInputError) Error Uses

func (e CorruptInputError) Error() string

type Encoding Uses

type Encoding struct {
    // contains filtered or unexported fields

An Encoding is a radix 32 encoding/decoding scheme, defined by a 32-character alphabet. The most common is the "base32" encoding introduced for SASL GSSAPI and standardized in RFC 4648. The alternate "base32hex" encoding is used in DNSSEC.

func NewEncoding Uses

func NewEncoding(encoder string) *Encoding

NewEncoding returns a new Encoding defined by the given alphabet, which must be a 32-byte string.

func (*Encoding) Decode Uses

func (enc *Encoding) Decode(dst, src []byte) (n int, err error)

Decode decodes src using the encoding enc. It writes at most DecodedLen(len(src)) bytes to dst and returns the number of bytes written. If src contains invalid base32 data, it will return the number of bytes successfully written and CorruptInputError. New line characters (\r and \n) are ignored.

func (*Encoding) DecodeString Uses

func (enc *Encoding) DecodeString(s string) ([]byte, error)

DecodeString returns the bytes represented by the base32 string s.


data, err := base32.StdEncoding.DecodeString(str)
if err != nil {
    fmt.Println("error:", err)
fmt.Printf("%q\n", data)


"some data with \x00 and \ufeff"

func (*Encoding) DecodedLen Uses

func (enc *Encoding) DecodedLen(n int) int

DecodedLen returns the maximum length in bytes of the decoded data corresponding to n bytes of base32-encoded data.

func (*Encoding) Encode Uses

func (enc *Encoding) Encode(dst, src []byte)

Encode encodes src using the encoding enc, writing EncodedLen(len(src)) bytes to dst.

The encoding pads the output to a multiple of 8 bytes, so Encode is not appropriate for use on individual blocks of a large data stream. Use NewEncoder() instead.

func (*Encoding) EncodeToString Uses

func (enc *Encoding) EncodeToString(src []byte) string

EncodeToString returns the base32 encoding of src.


data := []byte("any + old & data")
str := base32.StdEncoding.EncodeToString(data)



func (*Encoding) EncodedLen Uses

func (enc *Encoding) EncodedLen(n int) int

EncodedLen returns the length in bytes of the base32 encoding of an input buffer of length n.

func (Encoding) WithPadding Uses

func (enc Encoding) WithPadding(padding rune) *Encoding

WithPadding creates a new encoding identical to enc except with a specified padding character, or NoPadding to disable padding. The padding character must not be '\r' or '\n', must not be contained in the encoding's alphabet and must be a rune equal or below '\xff'.

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