If you're not running MacPerl, this module is not for you. I plan on adding netatalk support in a future release, but until then, this is only useful on MacOS using MacPerl. SYNOPSIS use Mac::Conversions qw(binhex debinhex macbinary demacbinary macb2hex hex2macb); $converter = Mac::Conversions->new; $converter->binhex("path:to:MacPerl"); $converter->debinhex("path:to:MacPerl.hqx"); $converter->macbinary("path:to:Shuck"); $converter->demacbinary("path:to:Shuck.bin"); $converter->macb2hex("path:to:MacPerl.hqx"); $converter->hex2macb("path:to:MacPerl.bin"); DESCRIPTION Mac::Conversions is a class implementing converters for the types of file encoding/decoding routinely done when using MacOS. All of these rely on the presence of the Convert::BinHex module, and Mac::Conversions will not run if Convert::BinHex is not installed. The conversions are: binhex($path) Take the native Macintosh file pointed to by $path and create a BinHex file in the same folder. If the native Macintosh file is named "name", the BinHex file is named "name.hqx", unless "name.hqx" already exists. Then binhex will attempt to find a unique name by inserting integers in the name, "name.0.hqx", "name.1.hqx", etc. debinhex($path) Take the BinHex file pointed to by $path and decode it to reconstruct the native Macintosh file. The name of the file will be that encoded into the BinHex file if a file of that name doesn't exist. Otherwise, a unique name will be constructed by adding integers after the name. macbinary($path) Take the native Macintosh file pointed to by $path and create a MacBinaryII file. The name of the MacBinary file will be "name.bin" if the native file is called "name", but macbinary will try to find a unique name in the same way that binhex does if a file "name.bin" already exists. demacbinary($path) The MacBinary II file pointed to by $path will be decoded to a native Macintosh file. The name of the file will be that encoded into the MacBinary file, except a unique name will be constructed if a file of that name already exists. hex2macb($path) The BinHex file $path is converted to a MacBinary file. The name will be "name.bin", where name is the name of the file encoded in the BinHex file, with the usual caveat. macb2hex($path) The MacBinary II file $path is converted to BinHex. new The constructor for the class. If new is called with Debug => 1 $c = Mac::Conversions->new(Debug => 1); then semi-useful debugging information will be printed to standard output. If Remove => 1 is set, then the original BinHex or MacBinary (but never a native Mac file) will be unlinked. (Note this means that it doesn't simply get moved to the Trash but disappears forever.) SEE ALSO See the documentation for Convert::BinHex, where all the heavy lifting is really done. COPYRIGHT Copyright 1999, Paul J. Schinder <mailto:email@example.com> This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.