IBM CMS dumpfile idiocy
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 15:55:22 CST 2015
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> Subject: Re: IBM CMS dumpfile idiocy
> > On Dec 14, 2015, at 10:21 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> > 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
> file data in a series of records, *then* the file name and other metadata.
> > 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.
> Use VM/370 under Hercules to read in the dumpfile tape and write it back
> out in either AWS or HET format.
> TTFN - Guy
You don't need VM/370, Hercules includes a "tapecopy" command that will copy
from SCSI tape to AWS format... (and back)
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