HQXer allows you to decode and encode BinHex archives
in the most efficient way ever possible. Before, working
with BinHex files required either excessive effort
or a lot of waiting, and always involved a hassle.
Now, that's all changed.
Installation: You can place the HQXer program wherever you want. System 6.0.7 is required, and System 7.0 (or higher) is recommended. If your System file is below version 6.0.7, HQXer will not be able to start, and will quit immediately.
Distribution: HQXer is freeware, meaning that you can copy it freely among your friends. Just follow that simple rules, so that everyone can enjoy HQXer.
Please don't distribute HQXer without this accompanying documentation file! Also, do not distribute modified versions of HQXer. HQXer or any such derivations of HQXer may not be sold for profit or given away as any type of incentive without the author's express permission.
Usage: To decode a file from its BinHex archive, you can:
a) Select "Decode..." from the File menu. You will be prompted to select a file to extract.
b) Drag its icon onto HQXer. (This only works under System 7.)
Either way, you will see a dialog similar to the following:
To encode a file, creating a BinHex archive, select
"Encode..." from the File menu. You will
then be prompted to select a file to be encoded.
Clicking "Skip" will skip the current file within the BinHex file, and continue searching the archive. Clicking "Stop" will abort decoding of an entire BinHex file. (The "Skip" and "Stop" buttons both do the same thing while encoding.)
Preferences: To choose your preferences, select "Preferences..." from the File menu. The following dialog will appear:
"Delete source file" controls whether a BinHex
file will be deleted after its contents have been fully
decoded. (However, as a safety precaution, it will
not erase any file after it has been encoded into a
"Delete partial files" will delete any files which HQXer was not able to fully complete, due to errors or a file corruption.
"Allow background tasks" allows you to choose whether HQXer will allow you to work while files are being extracted. If "Allow background tasks" is on, you will be able to work in other applications while HQXer extracts. If it is off, you will not be able to change programs. However, you will see a significant speed increase if you leave background tasks off. (With background tasks off, HQXer will use all memory available to it, whereas turning it on only allows for a small amount of memory for HQXer's use.)
"Include LFs" refers only to encoding of archives. It will include linefeed characters in encoded archives. (Linefeed characters are only needed on PCs and a few terminals, so this option rarely needs to be used.)
Credits: HQXer would not be where it is today without its incredible beta testers. Each of them has spent hours testing buggy HQXer features to deduce problems and report inconsistancies to me. They have ensured that only bugfree versions of HQXer ever see the light of day.
Questions? If you have any questions, comments, ideas or bug reports, please send them to "JohnStiles@aol.com" (Internet) or "JohnStiles" (America Online). I will try to set everything straight for you.
If you like HQXer, please send me a note. I'd be happy to hear from you!
Thanks for using HQXer. John Stiles
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The file should then decode, and you will see a progress dialog monitoring completion of the task. If background tasks are being allowed (see Preferences for more info), you can switch back to another program and work, although other programs will slow down while HQXer is decoding.
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