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7.12 binhex -- Encode and decode binhex4 files

7.12 binhex -- Encode and decode binhex4 files

This module encodes and decodes files in binhex4 format, a format allowing representation of Macintosh files in ASCII. On the Macintosh, both forks of a file and the finder information are encoded (or decoded), on other platforms only the data fork is handled.

The binhex module defines the following functions:

binhex( input, output)
Convert a binary file with filename input to binhex file output. The output parameter can either be a filename or a file-like object (any object supporting a write() and close() method).

hexbin( input[, output])
Decode a binhex file input. input may be a filename or a file-like object supporting read() and close() methods. The resulting file is written to a file named output, unless the argument is omitted in which case the output filename is read from the binhex file.

The following exception is also defined:

exception Error
Exception raised when something can't be encoded using the binhex format (for example, a filename is too long to fit in the filename field), or when input is not properly encoded binhex data.

See Also:

Module binascii:
Support module containing ASCII-to-binary and binary-to-ASCII conversions.

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