On 7 Oct 2010, at 10:01, kevin wrote:
> I have been sent a file with a xxx.jpg.hqx extension. So it looks like
> it came from a Mac. I have installed macutils on my Debian squeeze box
> but where do I go from here opening this file?
Somebody has binhex encoded a JPEG. Quite why you would do this is beyond me, but then in a world where I get sent .doc files with embedded screenshots of a 2 line text error message, nothing is unbelievable.
Aladdin systems used make a version of their Stuffit expaner for Linux, but it seems to be defunct. Probably the easiest option is to install the Debain libconvert-binhex-perl package, which comes with an example Perl script which should do what you want.
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