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I wanted to install the Java SDK (the 1.4.1 version) on my linux box. Since I can't reach the 'net directly from the box, I downloaded the RPM to my ...
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    Un-Stuffing a big file


    I wanted to install the Java SDK (the 1.4.1 version) on my linux box. Since I can't reach the 'net directly from the box, I downloaded the RPM to my Mac in order to transfer.

    The file is in .bin format, and Stuffit Expander (I have version 7.0) should be able to make it into a zip file or rpm or whatever. However, S.E. just quits when it sees the file. Maybe the file's being about 40 Mb is size is a factor.

    I don't have a tool on linux that can decode MacBinary. Is there such a tool?

    Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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    It isn't a MacBinary .bin file. I don't really know why they call it .bin, but it's really a unix shell script. Copy it to your linux box, chmod it and run it, and it will expand an RPM after you've agreed to the EULA.

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    the idea behind it was .bin for binary -- but sinc eunix doesn't enforce file extensions lots of people get lost on that...
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    Binary for me in that case would mean a binary executable. If I'm not incorrect, that's a shell script you download, isn't it?

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    Thanks Dolda2000!

    I followed your directions and it worked.


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