hexbin - Macintosh file de-binhexer
hexbin [ - options ] [ files ]
hexbin takes the text files specified in files (or standard input if
none is specified) and converts them subject to the options specified.
In the absence of any options, hexbin takes the specified files and
silently converts them into MacBinary format, giving the output files
".bin" extensions and placing them 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 extracted files to standard output in MacBinary format.
-l List every file extracted (and every directory/folder created
-v Like -l, but more verbose. When this option is specified all
lines skipped because they do not belong to the hexified format
are listed (implies -l.)
-i Do not convert, give information only (implies -l.)
-c Do not check whether the hexified lines have equal size.
Normally the hexifiers gives text files with equal length line
size, hexbin uses this in its heuristics to determine whether a
line must be skipped. There are however hexified files that do
not conform to that pattern. If this option is specified hexbin
will in general be unable to detect whether a line is garbage or
not, so you have to remove the garbage by hand.
Gives the Unix base file name for the converted files. For
files hexified with BinHex 4.0 or compatible hexifiers this flag
is not needed; hexbin will determine the Unix file name based on
the Mac file name. For files in dl, hex or hcx format this
parameter may be needed as these formats do not include the Mac
filename. Normally hexbin will in those cases base the Unix
file name on the text file name, but that can be overruled with
-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 (email@example.com)
Parts of the code are based on codes from: ahm (?), Darin Adler, Jim
Budler, Dave Johnson, Dan LaLiberte, Jeff Meyer, Guido van Rossum.