gulp task to encode images to data URI

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Gulp task for converting all files found within a stylesheet (those within a url( ... ) declaration) into base64-encoded data URI strings.

Example usage

var gulp = require('gulp');
var base64 = require('./build/gulp-base64');

//basic example
gulp.task('build', function () {
    return gulp.src('./css/*.css')
//example with options
gulp.task('build', function () {
    return gulp.src('./css/*.css')
            baseDir: 'public',
            extensions: ['svg', 'png', /\.jpg#datauri$/i],
            exclude:    [/\.server\.(com|net)\/dynamic\//, '--live.jpg'],
            maxImageSize: 8*1024, // bytes
            debug: true


- baseDir (String)
If you have absolute image paths in your stylesheet, the path specified
in this option will be used as the base directory (relative to gulpfile).
- extensions (Array of String or RegExps)
Proccess only specified extensions.  
Strings are matched against file-extension only, while RegExps are tested against the raw URL value.
- exclude (Array of String or RegExps)
Skip files with URLs that match these patterns.  
Unlike with the `extensions` option Strings are sub-string matched against the whole URL value.
- maxImageSize (Number)
Maximum filesize in bytes for changing image to base64.
- debug (Boolean)
Enable log to console.