How can Linux decompress old Macintosh .HQX files?

Asked by george_rutkay on 2009-03-08

.HQX was an old compression format used on older Macs. So was BinHex.

Is there any way to allow a Linux machine to access these archives, even run the programs in emulation (Motorola 68000 processor)?

Thanks

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Bhavani Shankar
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2009-03-11
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2009-03-08
Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #1

Try installing macutils

sudo apt-get install macutils

and for more info

man macutils

george_rutkay (yaktur) said : #2

Something is wrong. I installed macutils. But there is no man page for it. And I am still unable to open the .HQX file I have.

Best Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #3

oh ok then file a bug requesting man page and take a look at this bug

https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/macutils/+bug/174751

Regards

george_rutkay (yaktur) said : #4

Thanks Bhavani Shankar, that solved my question.

sergiomb (sergio-sergiomb) said : #5

not
man macutils
but
man macutil

at least here on my computer