macstream - Convert a series of files to a MacBinary stream
macstream [ - options ] files
macstream takes the files specified in files and combines them to a MacBinary stream on
standard output subject to the options specified. If files also specifies directories
they are followed recursively, and all files found will be put in the MacBinary stream,
together with directory information.
In the absence of any options, macstream takes the specified files and silently combines
them to a MacBinary stream, writing the result to standard output. Directories named in
files are followed recursively, all files found will be put in the MacBinary stream,
together with directory information. Files are assumed to be in MacBinary format. How-
ever, if the filename ends with .info the file is assumed to be the info fork of a MacIn-
tosh file split amongst more than one file. In that case the files with .data and .rsrc
extension are also read (if present). Also, if the info fork is mentioned in the parame-
ter 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 recursive 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 written as 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 written as 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 is specified.
-l List every file and directory processed.
-i Do not output files, give information only (implies -l.)
-q Ask the user for every file/directory whether it should be visited (implies -l.)
-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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3rd Berkeley Distribution October 22, 1992 MACSTREAM(L)