Decode base64-encoded file in one line of Perl

perl -MMIME::Base64 -ne 'print decode_base64($_)' < file.txt > out
If you are in an environment where you don't have the base64 executable or MIME tools available, this can be very handy for salvaging email attachments when the headers are mangled but the encoded document itself is intact.

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By: dmmst19
2010-12-13 23:35:20

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