I would like to run a command from a base64 encoded string in bash. For example bHMgLWwgLwo= would be equal to ls -l. How do I do this?


You can run a base64 encoded string in bash by piping the output of the base64 package for coreutils to bash. For example the command base64 -D <<< bHMgLWwgLwo= | sh would run the command ls -l.

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  • on my version the option is -d – A.B Feb 11 '18 at 10:15

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