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    .Sit, linux, .Sit!

    I have a some Mac archives I want to open. Some are in .sit.bin, some just .sit, and some .hqx. So... how can I decompress them?

    Preferably without buying Linux StuffIt. I would prefer something free. While reading online, I've heard of a Linux Aladdin expander that supposedly should do what I want. I also heard of something known as unstuff. I tried to find these online, but the StuffIt page that I get directed to for the free Linux version is dead.

    Anyone know where to get something that will decompress these archives?

    I'm using Ubuntu Hardy.

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    Re: .Sit, linux, .Sit!

    Old As Dust.

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    Re: .Sit, linux, .Sit!

    http://www.aladdinsys.com/expander/e...nux_login.html

    Link is dead.

    "To decompress an .sit archive, type unstuff archive.sit"

    $ unstuff archive.sit (archive is replaced for the name of my file)

    bash: unstuff: command not found
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    Re: .Sit, linux, .Sit!

    After doing some more searching it seems aladdinsys has been either bought out/changed their name and a linux version of Stuffit is no longer available so I am out of ideas.
    Old As Dust.

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    Re: .Sit, linux, .Sit!

    Do you know how to do it in windows? Maybe you could try that in wine on ubuntu

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    Re: .Sit, linux, .Sit!

    You could try it with a Windows App in wine.

    http://www.extractnow.com/

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    Re: .Sit, linux, .Sit!

    The program installs fine, but it won't extract.

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    Re: .Sit, linux, .Sit!

    I installed the 30 day trial version of Stuff It for Linux, and that is working, but obviously only for 30 days.

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    Re: .Sit, linux, .Sit!

    Hmm... yeah your right.

    The website is lying!

    It appears sit archive support has been removed from it. (Note the gap between LHA and TAR files...

    Have a look round, see what you can find...

    [EDIT]
    If Stuffit will be the only Windows based software you will have installed, then removing the .wine folder every 30 days and reinstalling would evade the register time limit.

    Not the nicest of workarounds, but if you are going to use it on a continuous basis... (I personally recommend that you use 7zip to compress your files).

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    Re: .Sit, linux, .Sit!

    Quote Originally Posted by tinivole View Post
    Not the nicest of workarounds, but if you are going to use it on a continuous basis... (I personally recommend that you use 7zip to compress your files).
    Yeah, it's not a very good idea to keep using a proprietary archival format if you can avoid it. Of course opening old data that has already been stored using such a format is another story -- hopefully the trial version can solve that.

    But then, if you really, really need to keep using such a format even in the future, I guess you could just shell out the cash for the tool. If it's a Windows app, you'll want to make sure that it really works with Wine as far as you need it to, of course. But again, it's not a good idea to keep using proprietary formats in the first place.

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