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       frommac - Receive files from the Macintosh


       frommac [ - options ]


       frommac receives files from the Macintosh and processes them subject to
       the options specified.


       In the absence of any options,  frommac  receives  a  single  file  and
       stores it in MacBinary format, giving the output file ".bin" extensions
       and placing it in the current working directory.

       -3     Write files in fork format (.info, .data and .rsrc files.)

       -f     As -3, but empty data and rsrc files are not created.

       -r     Write resource forks only (.rsrc files.)

       -d     Write data forks only (.data files.)

       -u     As -d, but the  codes  for  CR  and  LF  are  interchanged,  the
              filename extension is .text.

       -U     As -u, but there is no filename extension.

       -a     Write  files in AppleShare format.  This option is only valid if
              the  program  is  compiled  with  support  for  some   form   of
              AppleShare.   The  current  directory must be a valid AppleShare

       -s     Write received files to standard output in MacBinary format.

       -l     List every file received.

       -m     Receive multiple files.  Entering ^X (CNTRL-X)  after  the  last
              file will terminate the program.

       -x     Use the XMODEM protocol for transmission.

       -y     Use the YMODEM protocol for transmission (not yet supported.)

       -z     Use the ZMODEM protocol for transmission (not yet supported.)

       -o     Use the pre-beta version of XMODEM.

       -T     Allow  for time-out detection during the protocol.  Normally you
              will not need this option  because  on  occasion,  when  network
              delays  do  occur,  time-out  detection  interferes  with a good
              transmission.  Also, when for  some  reason  the  connection  is
              broken  the  program  will normally receive a hang-up signal and
              terminate.  However, in some situations it might be necessary to
              early   detect  time-outs  (because  of  communication  loss  or
              whatever, without loss of connection).  You should check whether
              use  of  this  option  has  profits  in  your  situation or not.
              Normally when transmission errors did occur entering a number of
              times ^X (CNTRL-X) will gracefully terminate the program.

       -V     Gives  the  patchlevel  of  the  program, and other information.
              Other options are ignored and the program quits immediately.

       -H     Give short information about the  options.   Other  options  are
              ignored and the program quits immediately.


       As this is a beta release, there may still be some problems.




       Dik T. Winter, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (

       Parts of the code are based on codes from: Dave Johnson.