tomac - Transmit files to the Mac
tomac [ - options ] [ files ]
tomac takes the files specified in tomac and transmits them to the Mac
subject to the options specified. If files also specifies directories
they are followed recursively, and all files found will be transmitted.
If no files parameter is specified, binhex reads a MacBinary stream
from standard input and transmits the files found; folder information
In the absence of any options, tomac takes the specified files and
transmits them to to the Mac using the XMODEM protocol. Directories
named in files are followed recursively, all files found will be trans-
mitted. 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 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 program, and
if the current directory, or one of the directories found during recur-
sive processing, is a directory in the format of the supported version
of AppleShare, those files will be handled according to the properties
-r No intelligent file-processing is performed; all files named are
assumed to be plain resource files, and are transmitted 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 transmitted 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
-l List every file and directory processed.
-i Do not transmit files, give information only (implies -l.)
-q Ask the user for every file/directory whether it should be vis-
ited (implies -l.)
-x Use the XMODEM protocol for transmission.
-y Use the YMODEM protocol for transmission (not yet supported.)
-z Use the ZMODEM protocol for transmission (not yet supported.)
-o Use the pre-beta version of XMODEM.
-T Allow for time-out detection during the protocol. Normally you
will not need this option because on occasion, when network
delays do occur, time-out detection interferes with a good
transmission. Also, when for some reason the connection is bro-
ken the program will normally receive a hang-up signal and ter-
minate. However, in some situations it might be necessary to
early detect time-outs (because of communication loss or what-
ever, without loss of connection). You should check whether use
of this option has profits in your situation or not.
-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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Parts of the code are based on codes from: Dave Johnson.
3rd Berkeley Distribution October 22, 1992 TOMAC(L)
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