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What were the most common software distribution formats for MacOS Classic?

The existing answers deal with "official" methods, but there were also "unofficial" methods1, for those with low incomes. Macintosh software, back then2, was prohibitively ...
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Setting email up on MacOS System 7

This VOGONS thread covers someone asking a similar question about getting Outlook Express 5 to log into GMail back in 2018. You have two (possibly three) problems to solve: The mail host now ...
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What were the most common software distribution formats for MacOS Classic?

Up until things like Compuserve and AOL (and then Internet for the masses) came around, floppy disks would have more or less been the only option. (CD-ROM drives in consumer machines arrived only a ...
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What were the most common software distribution formats for MacOS Classic?

In terms of formats for BBS/online distribution, StuffIt and MacBinary were common for binary transfers. BinHex was common for 7-bit text-based transfers. All three preserved the data fork, resource ...
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What were the most common software distribution formats for MacOS Classic?

The "System 6/7-era" extends from 1988 to at least 1997 — 10 years that saw a a lot of changes in the IT industry[1]. From personal experience, Software distribution was mostly on physical ...
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Building a "hello, world!" program using MPW

TL;DR It is perfectly possible to run command line tools (that use stdio.h), on a Macintosh, but only from within MPW. For MPW 3.2.3 C hello.c Link -d -c 'MPS ' -t MPST hello.c.o "{CLibraries}&...
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Building a "hello, world!" program using MPW

Classic MacOS has no concept of stdin/stdout compared to POSIX conformant platforms. See the comment of Hugh Fisher for a workaround. It might be beneficial to read the initial Inside Macintosh books ...
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