VAX file format conversion
rlloken at telus.net
Sun Aug 14 23:41:06 CDT 2016
On Sat, 13 Aug 2016, Peter Coghlan wrote:
>> If you are importing files into VMS, you need to become familiar with the
>> EXCHANGE command.
> I was a bit puzzled by this. I thought the main use of EXCHANGE was to
> to copy files to or from disk or tape volumes which are not in a native
> VMS format but are in a format native to some other DEC operating system.
On vms say something like this:
$ help analyze
(pay attention to the parts about /rms and /fdl)
$ help convert
build and and edit an fdl file and then say something like:
$ convert /fdl=foo.fdl foo.old foo.new
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