Note: If you got here using a web search engine, you can find the program here.
Disclaimer: Although Decode AppleSingle seems to work fine, it is distributed "as is". Use at your own risk. So there.
Note: This program has been superceded by the Decode AppleFile utility which can be found at the URL above. Unlike this program, Decode AppleFile can also decode BinHex and decode/recombine AppleDouble files.
Decode AppleSingle is small utility that (duh) decodes AppleSingle files. (It does not recombine AppleDouble files, however.) Although some, especially MacMIME capable, applications automagically decode AppleSingle files, others do not and just give you a binary file. If you have a file that is still Base64 encoded and has the MIME headers, you should use a MIME decoding utility such as MPack or YA-Base64 (?) to decode it.
You can decode AS files via the "Decode AppleSingle" menu or use Drag&Drop. Decode AppleSingle also supports AppleScript. One other way to use it is to specify it as a helper application in Netscape or something (MIME type/subtype is application/applefile) but there really isn't a "standard" file suffix like .hqx that people use so you will probably have to depend on the web server to handle this correctly...
The AppleSingle code is based on source code originally by Chris Newman at CMU (MPack) (see below)
If you have any questions, comments, (constructive) criticism, or bug reports please let me know. You can contact me at the address(es) below.
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Baylor University Electronic Library
One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-4065Baylor's Fine Print:
This software, data and/or documentation contain trade secrets and confidential information which are proprietary to Baylor University. Their use or disclosure in whole or in part without the express written permission of Baylor University is prohibited.
This software, data and/or documentation are also unpublished works protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. If these works become published, the following notice shall apply:
Copyright © 1995 Baylor UniversityThe name of Baylor University may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE, DATA AND/OR DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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Permission is hereby granted for non-commercial use and distribution of Decode AppleSingle.
Chris Newman's Fine Print:
* (C) Copyright 1994 by Christopher J. Newman
* All Rights Reserved.
* Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its
* documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that
* the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that
* copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting
* documentation, and that the name of Christopher J. Newman not be used in
* advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software without
* specific, written prior permission. Christopher J. Newman makes no
* representations about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It
* is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
* CHRISTOPHER J. NEWMAN DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE,
* INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, IN NO EVENT
* SHALL CHRISTOPHER J. NEWMAN BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR
* CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE,
* DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER
* TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE
* OF THIS SOFTWARE.