In contrast to base64 RFC3548, the 62nd character (
'+') is replaced with
'-', the 63rd character (
'/') is replaced with
'_'. Furthermore, the encoder does not fill the string with trailing
'='. The resulting encoded strings comply to the regular expression pattern
'[A-Za-z0-9_-]' and thus are safe to use in URLs or for file names.
For a small benchmark, see the vignette.
As of version 1.1, this package also ships with a simple base32 encoder/decoder suited to mangle file names on case insensitive file systems.
For the stable release, just install the latest version from CRAN:
For the development version, use devtools: