binhex



BINHEX(L)                                                            BINHEX(L)




NAME

       binhex - Hexifies a series of files


SYNOPSIS

       binhex [ - options ] [ files ]


DESCRIPTION

       binhex  takes  the files specified in files and hexifies them in BinHex
       4.0 format on standard output subject to  the  options  specified.   If
       files also specifies directories they are followed recursively, and all
       files found will be hexified.  If no files parameter is specified, bin-
       hex reads a MacBinary stream from standard input and hexifies the files
       found; folder information is lost.


OPTIONS

       In the absence of any options, binhex takes  the  specified  files  and
       silently  hexifies  them  to  BinHex  4.0 format, writing the result to
       standard output.  Directories named in files are followed  recursively,
       all files found will be hexified.  Files are assumed to be in MacBinary
       format.  However, if the filename ends with .info the file  is  assumed
       to  be  the  info  fork of a MacIntosh file split amongst more than one
       file.  In that case the files with .data and .rsrc extensions are  also
       read  (if present).  Also, if the info fork is mentioned in the parame-
       ter list, the names of data and resource forks can also  be  mentioned,
       but  those will be ignored (this is to allow wild-card expansion by the
       shell.)  Further, if some  form  of  AppleShare  is  supported  by  the
       installed program, and if the current directory, or one of the directo-
       ries found during recursive processing, is a directory in the format of
       the  supported  version  of  AppleShare,  those  files  will be handled
       according to the properties of AppleShare.

       -r     No intelligent file-processing is performed; all files named are
              assumed  to be plain resource files, and are hexified as if they
              were MacIntosh resource  files  with  creator  "RSED"  and  type
              "RSRC", unless another creator and/or type are specified.

       -d     No intelligent file-processing is performed; all files named are
              assumed to be plain data files, and are hexified as if they were
              MacIntosh data files with creator "MACA" and type "TEXT", unless
              another creator and/or type are specified.

       -u     As -d, but the codes for CR and LF are interchanged.

       -U     Is a synonym for -u.

       -c creator
              Defines the creator name to be  used  if  one  of  the  previous
              options is specified.

       -t type
              Defines  the type name to be used if one of the previous options
              is specified.

       -R     Do not use run-length  encoding  during  the  conversion.   This
              option  may speed up the encoding a bit, but it is merely a his-
              torical artifact.

       -l     List every file and directory processed.

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

       -q     Ask the user for every file/directory whether it should be  vis-
              ited (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.


BUGS

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


SEE ALSO

       macutil(1)


AUTHOR

       Dik T. Winter, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (dik@cwi.nl)



3rd Berkeley Distribution      October 22, 1992                      BINHEX(L)

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