This Utility encodes binary files into a plain text format and decodes the resulting files into their original state. This program is compatible with the Macintosh version of BINHEX and with POPMail(tm) (the DOS counterpart to POPMail is Minuet ).
For further information, see the following issues of the Computer & Information Services Newsletter:
March 1993 issue,
article: E-mail Enclosures, Part 1
April 1993 issue, article: E-mail Attachments Part 2 - Using Pine
January 1994 issue, article: Sending Files Micros & Pine (#3 in series)
F1: Access online help.
F2: Bin2Hex - Converts a Binary File to a BinHex encoded File.
F3: Hex2Bin - Converts a BinHex encoded File to a Binary File.
Alt-X: Exit the program.
After starting PC BinHex, click on the
Hex2Binbutton or press the F3 key. You will be presented with a dialog box that allows you to find and select the file you want to unencode:
To select a file, simply click on the name of the file, and then click on the "Open" button.
To switch drives, enter <drive:> in the filename box, as shown above.
Once you click on the Open button, the BinHexed text file is converted back to the original file it represents. The unencoded file is saved in the same subdirectory where the PC BinHex program is stored.
Should you need to manually encode a file yourself, the BinHex program has options for encoding a file as a BinHexed text file.
The program will automatically append
.HQXto the name of the file you select to be BinHexed. For example, if you select a file called "TEST", the BinHexed version of the file will be called "TEST.HQX".
To BinHex a file with PC BinHex, click on the
Bin2Hexbutton or press the F2 key.
You will be presented with a dialog box that allows you to find and select the file you want to encode.
You can also drag and drop an .HQX file onto binhex.exe, and the decoded file will be placed into the subdirectory where the PC BinHex program is stored.
A better solution is StuffIt Expander.