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Show HN: ICanHazData – Data URI Swiss Army Knife (icanhazdata.com)
257 points by chadscira on Nov 28, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

I get why you might want to make this, but isn't it just a one-liner?

> echo "data:$(file -b --mime-type somefile);base64,$(base64 somefile)"

Yeah, but its a pain in the butt to iterate when doing that, especially when you just want to dump off clipboard, or drag & drop.

Also wanted an excuse to play with a few browser features :P.

Ahh I see, I can imagine that being a pain (especially with the clipboard). Nice app!

How about this in OSX? echo "data:$(file -b --mime-type filename);base64,$(base64 filename)" | pbcopy

or for linux, your favorite variant of pbcopy using xsel or xcopy?

Not to say this isn't a great tool.

This was made to make playing with Data URI's much easier.

I find myself often needing a quick way to generate a Data URI when playing with files on jsfiddle, or codepen (due to CORS). So I thought it would be nice to have a website that locally stores those files.

This was thrown together in a couple of hours (using react/mobx), and inspired by [0] "The XSS Game By Google post". It turned out that quite a few people didn't know that you could use URI's for things that were not images.

If you have any suggestions feel free to voice them :)

- [0] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13021869

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