macstream



MACSTREAM(L)                                                      MACSTREAM(L)




NAME

       macstream - Convert a series of files to a MacBinary stream


SYNOPSIS

       macstream [ - options ] files


DESCRIPTION

       macstream  takes  the  files  specified in files and combines them to a
       MacBinary stream on standard output subject to the  options  specified.
       If  files also specifies directories they are followed recursively, and
       all files found will be put in  the  MacBinary  stream,  together  with
       directory information.


OPTIONS

       In  the absence of any options, macstream takes the specified files and
       silently combines them to a MacBinary stream,  writing  the  result  to
       standard  output.  Directories named in files are followed recursively,
       all files found will be put in  the  MacBinary  stream,  together  with
       directory  information.   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 extension are  also  read  (if
       present).   Also,  if the info fork is mentioned in the parameter 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  pro-
       gram,  and  if  the  current directory, or one of the directories found
       during recursive processing, is a directory in the format of  the  sup-
       ported  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 written as 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  written  as  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.

       -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                   MACSTREAM(L)

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