SUMMARY: BinHex decompression utility

From: Michel Pilon (
Date: Wed Nov 27 1996 - 09:12:41 CST

Hello Sun friends,

(This list is really useful :-)

Here is my orginal question:

> Is there a utility somewhere (running on solaris 2.5) which let me
> uncompress a BinHex file (from MacIntosh)?

And the answers are:

1) download Macutil version 2.0b1 (macutil-20b1-unix.shar) from the site ( under the directory /mac/info-mac/cmp.
              FILE -rw-r--r-- 405155 bytes 20:00 16 Aug 1992
   3 utilities are there: hexbin, macunpack and macsave.
   with hexbin and macunpack you can uncompress files compressed with a lot
   of different MacIntosh product.
   I got one error using Sun C compiler during the compilation under
   Solaris 2.5: you should modify the file /macutil/util/transname.c
   and comment #include <sys/dir.h>
   and add instead #include <sys/param.h>
                         #include <sys/fs/ufs_fsdir.h>
   If you want the binary code for hexbin and macunpack, just let me know.
   To get the data fork only of the file, you should use:
                   hexbin -d <filename>
                   macunpack -d <filename>
2) "Try "cap" a package for emulating Apple Share on UNIX
    It's from the Columbia Univesity."

        I did not try this one.

        New version of macutil? Seems to be...
4) "Try 'mcvert' (UK SunSite) ".

        I did not try this one.
A big thank you to the following people:

charest@chou.CANR.Hydro.Qc.Ca (Claude Charest) Merci pour l'offre :-) (Karlheinz Pischke)
Mark Bergman <>
Ed Dawes <> Thank you for the binary file :-)
"Andrey A. Perminov" <>
Glenn Carver <> Niall O Broin
Erin Copeland <> Thank you for your offer :-)
rangern@CIRANO.UMontreal.CA (Normand Ranger)


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