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Additional Formats #338

speck-drum opened this Issue Nov 30, 2018 · 2 comments


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speck-drum commented Nov 30, 2018

Keka currently does not support binary-to-7-bit-text file encodings, like UUEncoding, Binhex, Xxencoding, Base64, Ascii85, …

These formats were very common 20+ years ago and from time to time I need to decode a .hqx or .uue file


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gingerbeardman commented Nov 30, 2018

For reference @aonez here are some macOS command line utilities to work on such files:

  • applesingle (no standard file extension; 0x00051600 magic number)
  • ascii85 (no standard file extension; xbtoa5 magic number)
  • base64 (for .b64)
  • binhex (for .hqx)
  • macbinary (for .bin; header does not have magic number)
  • uudecode (for .uue)
  • xxd (for .xxe)

General information:

  • yencode (for .yenc; via TCL, no self-contained command line tool)

@aonez aonez self-assigned this Dec 2, 2018

@aonez aonez added this to the Look at milestone Dec 2, 2018


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aonez commented Dec 3, 2018

@speck-drum do you have any sample files?

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