I've got a few MAGSAV-format 9-track tapes here and need to retrieve
files from them. Since I'm after ASCII data, I assume that I can simply
check each file for strings of high-order bit-set ASCII and use that to
extract (I am aware that PRIME used space/blank compression) the data.
Still, the metadata that goes along with each file would be valuable.
Does anyone here have layout or other information of MAGSAV tapes? The
customer would be unwilling to spring $3K for the Unix MAGRST utility,
so that's out even if it's still available.
Thanks in advance,
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