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MacHacha lets you split archives into smaller parts & join them when requested.

What is this? Features...

If you usually download movies, music or large archives from news groups, public web servers, streamload, edonkey or whatever place, this is your tool.

If you'd like transportate a 5MB document in a floppy disk to your home, or fit a 400MB archive in two ZIP discs, or even move a 7GB film to a computer with a DVD burner and you only have a single CD-RW, this is your tool.

If you wish share a 6MB document with your PC-friends over the internet and you can only put up online chunks of 1MB because of your ISP restrictions, this is your tool.

MacHacha will do a simple job: split archives into smaller parts and join them when requested.

What are the benefits of using MacHacha instead other apps?
•    You can share your documents even if your friends doesn't own a macintosh.
•    You don't need switch to a PC (or VirtualPC) to join the archives you get.
•    You can generate and join full-compatible UNIX/Linux segments.
•    You can generate and join segments compatible with other Mac OS X apps, such as E Pluribus Unum, Splitter, Split&Concat or xMerge.
•    You can create mac-compliant segments preserving resource fork and meta-information using the MacHacha format.
•    You can automate your own projects (eg, "I wish split 1000+ documents"), because MacHacha supports AppleScripting.

What are the supported formats by MacHacha?
Currently, both split & join: Hacha, WinSplit, FastSplit, Split&Concat, HJSplit & MacHacha. It supports Hacha's newest version and joining of Windows MasterSplitter (see FAQ in this distribution) and RAR normal and multi-segment files.
Format? Talk me about file extensions you can join/split...
.0, .000, .001, .exe & .machacha

2. Make it work!
Drop a file onto MacHacha and it will do the job...

MacHacha will recognize the format you're trying to join (file extensions .0, .000, .001, .exe and .machacha). If none of these matches the requirements, MacHacha will prompt you automatically to choose a format to split your file.
When joining a file, MacHacha will advertise you about potential problems or corrupted files.

What is the best output format to split my files?

If these are going to travel through the web, you may choose Hacha, FastSplit or WinSplit, since they include useful information about checksumming and file corruption. You can also choose the MacHacha format if you need preserving resource fork and meta-info, but you will need a mac with MacHacha to join the segments.

If these will stay in a disk, you can choose any compatible with your recipient (for a PC, any except for MacHacha; for a Mac using MacHacha, whatever one will work good; for any *nix machine, HJSplit will do the job).

3. Requirements, license, history...
You only need a Mac OS X to run this app. It has been tested under Mac OS X Jaguar 10.2.x, and it should work in any higher version, though may not. If it doesn't, let me know.

License: this app is now freeware and open-source under request. Formats produced by MacHacha should not be property of nobody, but if they are, rights are from their respective authors.

MacHacha will not crash nor freeze your system. If your system crashes or freezes while running MacHacha, I'd like my little app not to be damaged, so be careful when you crash or freeze your system.

Download MacHacha 4.0.1  -
« Last Edit: May 11, 2013, 07:55:15 PM by Software Santa »


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