libssh2_base64_decode man page

libssh2_base64_decode — decode a base64 encoded string

Synopsis

#include <libssh2.h>

int libssh2_base64_decode(LIBSSH2_SESSION *session, char **dest,
unsigned int *dest_len, const char *src,
unsigned int src_len);

Description

This function is deemed DEPRECATED and will be removed from libssh2 in a future version. Don't use it!

Decode a base64 chunk and store it into a newly allocated buffer. 'dest_len' will be set to hold the length of the returned buffer that '*dest' will point to.

The returned buffer is allocated by this function, but it is not clear how to free that memory!

Bugs

The memory that *dest points to is allocated by the malloc function libssh2 uses, but there's no way for an application to free this data in a safe and reliable way!

Return Value

0 if successful, -1 if any error occurred.

Info

23 Dec 2008 libssh2 1.0 libssh2 manual