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Re: Writting IBM OS standard label EBCDIC tapes with Perl?

by submersible_toaster (Chaplain)
on Sep 12, 2003 at 01:48 UTC ( #290892=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Writting IBM OS standard label EBCDIC tapes with Perl?

<oozing sympathy>Poor Monk</oozing>
Someone has really dropped you in it here haven't they? I hope you didn't smile an nod to this job before it landed on your desk.

Knowing next to nothing about IBM OS, I would suggest you arm yourself with documentation about.

  • IBM OS
  • the application used to generate the tapes
  • the whole EBCDIC ASCII ball of mud

Some things that will trip you up like variable block sizes/record lengths you have already discovered. Getting OT now but your question might have generated more responses if you explained a little more about the environment you are working on the tapes in.

Do you hate Talking to Magnetic Tapes too?


I can't believe it's not psellchecked
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