Classic mac fun (and some questions) (continued...again...)
pete at dunnington.plus.com
Thu Jul 9 11:04:53 CDT 2009
On 09/07/2009 14:49, Dan Gahlinger wrote:
> a bin file isn't a packed file, AFAIK there's no direct way to get files out of it.
> the only way I know of is to write the file do a disk, then read the files from there.
> the reason is the bin is typically a "raw" disk
> perhaps a floppy emulator would work, but that's a lot of work,
> it's simpler just to write it to disk, then read the files off the disk.
> there were (should be) utilities to read the mac floppy on dos/windows.
> I used to have one, but have no idea where it is now.
>> Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 23:50:26 -0500
>> Subject: Re: Classic mac fun (and some questions) (continued...again...)
>> From: brianlanning at gmail.com
>> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
>> I have but one obstacle left... being able to unpack an apple floppy
>> image file from a PC. I have a bin file containing the files I need
>> to get the quadra going.
Chances are that it's actually a BinHex file, or perhaps one that's been
unpacked, or it's a MacBinary file (later version of BinHex don't
actually generate true hex, so it might still look "binary"). There are
open source Unix utilities to unpack both of those formats, and also to
handle AppleSingle files (similar to MacBinary). The catch is that the
files inside will have two parts, a resource fork and a data fork (and
possibly a third part, the Finder data). If you unpack them on a PC,
you may lose the resource fork.
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York
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