IBM CMS dumpfile idiocy

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Tue Dec 15 00:21:20 CST 2015

Just finished reading a 9 track tape made with IBM CMS in its dumpfile 

Why on earth--or might I say, what idiot--designed this format?  First 
the file data in a series of records, *then* the file name and other 

Anyone know of a DOS/Windows/Unix utility to unravel one of these 
things?  I don't feel too much like coding for a single tape.


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