On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, asco-o wrote:

> (This file must be converted with BinHex 4.0)

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MEGATRON(1)                                           MEGATRON(1)

       megatron,  unhex,  unbin,  unsingle,  hqx2bin, single2bin,
       macbinary - Macintosh file format transformer

       mmeeggaattrroonn [ _s_o_u_r_c_e_f_i_l_e_._._.  ]

       uunnbbiinn [ _s_o_u_r_c_e_f_i_l_e_._._.  ]

       uunnhheexx [ _s_o_u_r_c_e_f_i_l_e_._._.  ]

       uunnssiinnggllee [ _s_o_u_r_c_e_f_i_l_e_._._.  ]

       hhqqxx22bbiinn [ _s_o_u_r_c_e_f_i_l_e_._._.  ]

       ssiinnggllee22bbiinn [ _s_o_u_r_c_e_f_i_l_e_._._.  ]

       mmaaccbbiinnaarryy [ _s_o_u_r_c_e_f_i_l_e_._._.  ]

       mmeeggaattrroonn is used to transform files  from  BinHex,  MacBi-
       nary,  AppleSingle,  or nneettaattaallkk style AppleDouble formats
       into MacBinary or nneettaattaallkk style AppleDouble formats.  The
       nneettaattaallkk  style AppleDouble format is the file format used
       by aaffppdd,, the nneettaattaallkk Apple Filing  Protocol  (AppleShare)
       server.   BinHex,  MacBinary, and AppleSingle are commonly
       used formats  for  transferring  Macintosh  files  between
       machines  via  email or file transfer protocols.  mmeeggaattrroonn
       uses its name to determine what type of  tranformation  is
       being asked of it.

       If  mmeeggaattrroonn  is  called  as uunnhheexx,, uunnbbiinn,, or uunnssiinnggllee,, it
       tries  to  convert  file(s)  from  BinHex,  MacBinary,  or
       AppleSingle into AppleDouble format.  BinHex is the format
       most often used to send Macintosh files by  e-mail.   Usu-
       ally  these  files have an extension of ".hqx".  MacBinary
       is the format most often used by  terminal  emulators  "on
       the fly" when transferring Macintosh files in binary mode.
       MacBinary files often have an extension of  ".bin".   Some
       Macintosh LAN-based email packages use uuencoded AppleSin-
       gle format  to  "attach"  or  "enclose"  files  in  email.
       AppleSingle  files  don't  have a standard filename exten-

       If mmeeggaattrroonn is called as hhqqxx22bbiinn,,  ssiinnggllee22bbiinn,,  or  mmaaccbbii--
       nnaarryy,,  it  will  try  to  convert the file(s) from BinHex,
       AppleSingle, or AppleDouble  into  MacBinary.   This  last
       translation  may  be useful in moving Macintosh files from
       your aaffppdd server to some other machine when you can't copy
       them from the server using a Macintosh for some reason.

       If  mmeeggaattrroonn  is  called  with any other name, it uses the
       default translation, namely uunnhheexx..

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MEGATRON(1)                                           MEGATRON(1)

       If no source file is given, or if _s_o_u_r_c_e_f_i_l_e is  `--',  and
       if  the  conversion  is  from  a BinHex or MacBinary file,
       mmeeggaattrroonn will read from standard input.

       The filename used to store any output file is the filename
       that  is  encoded in the source file.  MacBinary files are
       created with a ".bin" extension.   In  the  case  of  con-
       flicts, the old file is overwritten!


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