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       megatron, unhex, unbin, unsingle, hqx2bin, single2bin, macbinary -
       Macintosh file format transformer


       megatron [sourcefile...]


       megatron is used to transform files from BinHex, MacBinary,
       AppleSingle, or netatalk style AppleDouble formats into MacBinary or
       netatalk style AppleDouble formats. The netatalk style AppleDouble
       format is the file format used by afpd, the netatalk Apple Filing
       Protocol (AppleShare) server. BinHex, MacBinary, and AppleSingle are
       commonly used formats for transferring Macintosh files between machines
       via email or file transfer protocols.  megatron uses its name to
       determine what type of tranformation is being asked of it.

       If megatron is called as unhex , unbin or unsingle, it tries to convert
       file(s) from BinHex, MacBinary, or AppleSingle into AppleDouble format.
       BinHex is the format most often used to send Macintosh files by e-mail.
       Usually these files have an extension of ".hqx". MacBinary is the
       format most often used by terminal emulators "on the fly" when
       transferring Macintosh files in binary mode. MacBinary files often have
       an extension of ".bin". Some Macintosh LAN-based email packages use
       uuencoded AppleSingle format to "attach" or "enclose" files in email.
       AppleSingle files don´t have a standard filename extension.

       If megatron is called as hqx2bin, single2bin, or macbinary, it will try
       to convert the file(s) from BinHex, AppleSingle, or AppleDouble into
       MacBinary. This last translation may be useful in moving Macintosh
       files from your afpd server to some other machine when you can´t copy
       them from the server using a Macintosh for some reason.

       If megatron is called with any other name, it uses the default
       translation, namely unhex.

       If no source file is given, or if sourcefile is ‘-´, and if the
       conversion is from a BinHex or MacBinary file, megatron will read from
       standard input.

       The filename used to store any output file is the filename that is
       encoded in the source file. MacBinary files are created with a ".bin"
       extension. In the case of conflicts, the old file is overwritten!