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       macunpack - Macintosh file de-archiver


       macunpack [ - options ] [ file ]


       macunpack  takes  the Macintosh MacBinary archive specified in file (or
       standard input if none is specified) and extracts the files it contains
       subject  to  the  options  specified.  The program will also accept the
       data fork of the archive for some kinds of archive as standard input.


       In the absence of any options, macunpack takes  the  specified  archive
       and  silently  extracts  the file(s) it contains into MacBinary format,
       giving the output files ".bin"  extensions  and  placing  them  in  the
       current  working  directory.   Subdirectories  are created for embedded

       -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 (implies -l.)

       -i     Do not extract, give information only (implies -l.)

       -q     Ask  the  user  for  every  file/folder  whether  it  should  be
              extracted (implies -l.)

       -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.   Archives
       that are password protected and multi-file archives are not dealt with.




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

       Parts of the code are based on codes from: Steve Davies,  Rahul  Dhesi,
       Casper  H.S.  Dik,  Jim  McKie,  Mark  G. Mendel, Haruhiko Okumura, Joe
       Orost,  Samuel  H.  Smith,  Yooichi  Tagawa,  Spencer  W.  Thomas,  Ken
       Turkowski, Allan G. Weber, James A. Woods and Haruyasu Yoshizaki.