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How do I open up a BinHex file?

1. From a terminal window type,
 

hexbin -d file_name 

This will create a file with the name file_name.data

2. Rename the file to remove the .data extension
 

mv file_name.data file_name

Now you can open up the file with the usual application.

How do I open a file that is in MacBinary format on a Windows or Unix machine?

If want to view it on a Windows machine, first you need to log into a Unix machine to extract out the data.

1. From a terminal window, type:

binhex file_name > output_file_name 

2. From a terminal window, type:

hexbin -d output_file_name

Then you can open up the file with the usual application.