UNIX to Mac transfer problems

Daniel Weinreich dmw at MCZ.HARVARD.EDU
Mon Jan 16 14:49:30 EST 1995

On Mon, 16 Jan 1995, Patrick Weix wrote:

> senicol at iastate.edu (Stephen E Nicol) writes:
> >I have been having a difficult time trying to transfer executable 
programs from a UNIX system to my Mac.  Even though I designate the
transfer (Kermit or Zmodem) and designate my protocol as binary, my Mac
still receives the programs as a documen.  Any    
advise on how to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated.
> UN*X executables? Or Mac programs from an ftp site?
> >senicol at iastate.edu
> >Thanks!

This is the key question.  As James Gardner pointed out in a previous
post, an executable image which works on your UNIX machine in general can
not and will not work on your MAC because of a number of hardware and
software conflicts.  On the other hand if you've downloaded a MAC image to
your UNIX machine (say from a bulletin board) and now need to get it on
your MAC, you it may help to do the transfer in MacBinary (and not just

Good luck!

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