tomac - Transmit files to the Mac
tomac [ - options ] [ files ]
tomac takes the files specified in tomac and transmits them to the Mac subject to the
options specified. If files also specifies directories they are followed recursively, and
all files found will be transmitted. If no files parameter is specified, binhex reads a
MacBinary stream from standard input and transmits the files found; folder information is
In the absence of any options, tomac takes the specified files and transmits them to to
the Mac using the XMODEM protocol. Directories named in files are followed recursively,
all files found will be transmitted. 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
extensions 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 transmitted as if they were MacIntosh resource files
with creator "RSED" and type "RSRC", unless another creator and/or type are speci-
-d No intelligent file-processing is performed; all files named are assumed to be
plain data files, and are transmitted as if they were 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 transmit files, give information only (implies -l.)
-q Ask the user for every file/directory whether it should be visited (implies -l.)
-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.
-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)
Parts of the code are based on codes from: Dave Johnson.
3rd Berkeley Distribution October 22, 1992 TOMAC(L)