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Base64 Encoding / Decoding in Node.js

So how do you encode a string to base64 is Node.js? Is there something easy like base64_encode() of PHP's? Node.js 'being' JavaScript, has a more logical approach to encoding strings, instead of having thousands of inconsistently defined global functions. Here is how you encode normal text to base64 in Node.js: [code] var b = new Buffer('JavaScript'); var s = b.toString('base64'); // SmF2YVNjcmlwdA== [/code] And here is how you decode base64 encoded strings: [code ...