frommac - Receive files from the Macintosh
frommac [ - options ]
frommac receives files from the Macintosh and processes them subject to the options speci-
In the absence of any options, frommac receives a single file and stores it in MacBinary
format, giving the output file ".bin" extensions and placing it in the current working
-3 Write files in fork format (.info, .data and .rsrc files.)
-f As -3, but empty data and rsrc files are not created.
-r Write resource forks only (.rsrc files.)
-d Write data forks only (.data files.)
-u As -d, but the codes for CR and LF are interchanged, the filename extension is
-U As -u, but there is no filename extension.
-a Write files in AppleShare format. This option is only valid if the program is com-
piled with support for some form of AppleShare. The current directory must be a
valid AppleShare folder.
-s Write received files to standard output in MacBinary format.
-l List every file received.
-m Receive multiple files. Entering ^X (CNTRL-X) after the last file will terminate
-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 inter-
feres with a good transmission. Also, when for some reason the connection is bro-
ken the program will normally receive a hang-up signal and terminate. However, in
some situations it might be necessary to early detect time-outs (because of commu-
nication loss or whatever, without loss of connection). You should check whether
use of this option has profits in your situation or not. Normally when transmis-
sion errors did occur entering a number of times ^X (CNTRL-X) will gracefully ter-
minate the program.
-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 pro-
gram quits immediately.
As this is a beta release, there may still be some problems.
Dik T. Winter, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (email@example.com)
Parts of the code are based on codes from: Dave Johnson.
3rd Berkeley Distribution October 22, 1992 FROMMAC(L)