MacBinary definition file format
An eight-bit wide representation of the data and resource forks of an Macintosh
file and of relevant Finder
information. MacBinary files are recognised as "special" by several MacIntosh terminal emulators. These emulators, using Kermit
or any other file transfer protocol, can separate the incoming file into forks
and appropriately modify the Desktop
to display icons
, types, creation dates, and the like.