Encode text in Base64 using Perl

perl -e 'use MIME::Base64; print encode_base64("encode me plz");'
MIME::Base64 is a part of Perl5 distribution. You can also use decode_base64 for oposite result.
Sample Output
ZW5jb2RlIG1lIHBseg==

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By: therek
2009-02-18 22:49:18

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What Others Think

echo "encode me plz" | base64
SiNiESTrO · 483 weeks and 2 days ago
base64 <<< "encode me plz"
n0ky75 · 483 weeks and 2 days ago

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