binhex - Hexifies a series of files
binhex [ - options ] [ files ]
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.
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.
Defines the creator name to be used if one of the previous
options is specified.
Defines the type name to be used if one of the previous options
-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-
-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.
As this is a beta release, there may still be some problems.
Dik T. Winter, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (email@example.com)
3rd Berkeley Distribution October 22, 1992 BINHEX(L)
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