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Due to the metadata-rich nature of the Macintosh filesystem, transferring Mac OS files to platforms that do not support HFS can be problematic. Metadata ( meta data, or sometimes metainformation) is "data about data" of any sort in any media Macintosh, commonly nicknamed Mac is a Brand name which covers several lines of Personal computers designed developed and marketed by Apple Inc Hierarchical File System ( HFS) is a File system developed by Apple Inc MacBinary was developed as a means of preserving this structure without sacrificing portability. It combines the data and resource forks and the Finder information of a file into a single document. The resource fork is a construct of the Mac OS Operating system used to store structured data in a file alongside unstructured data stored within the data fork The Finder is the default application program used on the Mac OS and Mac OS X Operating systems that is responsible for the overall user-management This document is then suitable for transport via FTP, the World Wide Web, and electronic mail. The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked Hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. Electronic mail, often abbreviated to e-mail, email, or originally eMail, is a Store-and-forward method of writing sending receiving The documents can also be stored on computers that run operating systems with no HFS support, such as Unix or Windows. Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX, sometimes also written as Unix with Small caps) is a computer Microsoft Windows is a series of Software Operating systems and Graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft.
MacBinary is similar to BinHex, but MacBinary produces binary files as opposed to ASCII text. BinHex, short for "binary-to-hexadecimal" is a Binary-to-text encoding system that was used on the Mac OS for sending binary files through E-mail American Standard Code for Information Interchange ( ASCII) Thus, MacBinary files take up less disk space than BinHex files, but older applications and servers are more likely to corrupt them.
The first incarnation of MacBinary was released in 1985. The standard was originally specified by Dennis Brothers (author of the terminal program MacTEP and later an Apple employee), BinHex author Yves Lempereur, PackIt author Harry Chesley, et al. PackIt is a Software Data compression utility for archiving and compressing files on the Apple Macintosh platform Lempereur then added support for MacBinary into BinHex 5. 0, using MacBinary to combine the forks instead of his own methods. Most terminal programs and internet utilities added built-in MacBinary support during this period as well. A terminal emulator, terminal application, term, or tty for short is a program that emulates a "dumb" video terminal within some other The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks
Two years later it was updated to MacBinary II, to accommodate changes in Mac OS. MacBinary II remained compatible with subsequent updates of the operating system for some time. This changed with the release of Mac OS 8, which necessitated the release of MacBinary III in 1996.
Files encoded with MacBinary, regardless of the version, usually have a . bin file extension appended to the ends of their filenames. A filename extension is a suffix to the name of a Computer file applied to indicate the encoding convention ( File format) of its contents E-mail programs such as Eudora can extract and decode MacBinary mail messages. Eudora is an E-mail client used on the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows Operating systems It also supports several palmtop computing Most dedicated FTP programs for the Mac, such as Fetch and Transmit, decode MacBinary files they download. Fetch is a full-featured GUI-based Mac OS -only FTP client made by Fetch Softworks.
For Mac OS X, the MacBinary format has been largely superseded by the .dmg disk image format which is mounted as a volume after it has been double-clicked. Mac OS X (mæk oʊ ɛs tɛn is a line of computer Operating systems developed marketed and sold by Apple Inc, the latest of which is pre-loaded on all currently A disk image is a single File containing the complete contents and structure representing a data storage medium or device such as a Hard drive, CD, or