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V Guided Tour: EBCDIC Files
V vs Notepad
will automatically recognize most EBCDIC files.
Below left is a screen shot of V
displaying an EBCDIC file. Below right shows what the same file looks like when viewed in Notepad.
Viewing EBCDIC files with V
Viewing EBCDIC files with Notepad
supports the most common RECFM formats (RECFM=V/VB/F/FB), and the most common forms of carriage control
(CCTYPE=A/M/Z). If V
does not automatically recognize the correct EBCDIC format, it may be
set through the EBCDIC Options (see screen shot below).
XMIT and AWS Files
XMIT and AWS files are uncompressed archives (containing multiple files) that are used in IBM mainframe environments.
V will handle these files just like other supported archives (such as ZIP, RAR and CAB). That is, when you double click on one of these archives,
you will see a listing of the files they contain.
The screenshot below shows V displaying the contents of a large AWS archive.
Viewing the contents of XMIT and AWS Files
You can view a file by double-clicking on it in the AWS/XMIT file list. You can also extract any of the files just as you would
extract files from a ZIP archive.
The screenshot below shows V displaying an EBCDIC file contained in an XMI archive.
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