[NTLK] [OT] Extracting icons from Mac OS 9 applications

Victor Rehorst victor at chuma.org
Mon Apr 25 11:14:17 PDT 2022

Use hfsutils: https://www.mars.org/home/rob/proj/hfs/

There's probably a package for your distribution. If you've been around 
forever (like I have) and even used mtools on Linux to deal with files 
on a floppy disk, you'll feel right at home.  If not, then read the man 
pages ;)

I use this to copy files between HFS volumes-in-a-file that I load into 
SheepShaver or BasiliskII all the time.

`hcopy` will copy data out of the HFS volume in a number of different 
formats, handling resource forks gracefully.


On 2022-04-25 11:09, Vladislav Korotnev wrote:
> Hello list, hope everyone's been well these days
> I've got some spare time on my hands and decided to go ahead with improving my old Mac OS
> 9 theme for Xfce4 (GTK 2).
> However Mac OS 9 icons are pretty scarce online and don't really cover all the needs for
> a complete theme.
> Installing an emulated OS would be the easiest way to get all the icons I might need, but
> exporting files into the Linux host might only be possible via a shared folder, which
> creates AppleDouble (file and ._file pairs) entries.
> In the ._file part I assume it will be a simple RSRC fork, however I haven't been able to
> find any tool that can read them under Linux.
> Does anyone know of any tool that could do the trick?
> (Or, as a different approach, export the icons from a file into a set of PNGs within
> MacOS 9)
> Best regards,
> Vladislav
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