getting .hqx files with ftpmail

FutureNerd Steve Witham fnerd at
Fri Dec 4 17:46:33 PST 1992

A note for fools like me trying to get Mac .hqx files through "ftpmail"...

USE ASCII MODE!  Otherwise it defaults to adding an extra layer of "btoa"
encoding on the file (or you can switch it to uuencode, but why uuencode
an .hqx file--it's already plain text).  "btoa" files start like this:
        xbtoa begin
as opposed to uuencoded files like:
        begin fred.txt
or .hqx files (this is from memory):
        (This file has to be decoded with BinHex 2.0)

I don't know where to find "btoa," and ftpmail's help message just says
to ask my local wizard.  He never heard of it.

--- Example request to ftpmail ---
        cd mac/util/encryption
        get macpgp2.0.sit.hqx

fnerd at (FutureNerd Steve Witham)

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