Full Discussion: Packed Decimal
Packed Decimal Post 23360 by gaddeg on Friday 21st of June 2002 01:27:39 PM
06-21-2002
Packed Decimal

How do we create a text file with COBOL "Packed Decimal" value in UNIX ?

## Convert "text" to "packed-decimal"?

Is there a way with HP-UX Release 10.20 (but going to HP-UX 11) to convert a regular "text" file to a packed data format (such as is created by a Cobol program)?

## EBCDIC to ASCII conv for packed decimals.

By using dd command in Unix one can convert EBCDIC file into ASCII. It fails when it comes to having packed decimals within the EBCDIC file. The resultant of it has garbage chars. How can we have EBCDIC file convertedinto ASCII, which has packed decimal data in it? Thanks in advance.

## how to convert data from ASCII to Packed Decimal

Hi All, Please let me know if it is possible to convert data from ASCII to Packed Decimal through Unix? Basically we have ASCII file with numeric data we want to convert that files data to Packed decimal format to send it to main frame. Please let me know if we can do it through unix script....

## PERL:How to convert numeric values txt file to PACKED DECIMAL File?

Is there any way to convert numeric values txt file to PACKED DECIMAL File using PERL. Regards, Alok

## Decimal to BCD (Binary Coded Decimal)

Anybody please help me... Design an algorithm that accepts an input a decimal number and converts it into BCD (Binary Coded Decimal) representation. Also, draw its Flow Chart. This is a unix qn... plz post algorithm for that :confused:

## Decimal to BCD (Binary Coded Decimal)

Use and complete the template provided. The entire template must be completed. If you don't, your post may be deleted! 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data: Design an algorithm that accepts an input a decimal number and converts it into BCD (Binary...

## Ebcidic to ASCII (Packed decimals are there)

I have a input file which is EBCIDIC and it has packed decimals. Can anyone help me to convert EBCIDIC file to ASCII(Need to convert even Packed decimal values also to normal format)

## Urgent help needed.. C++ program to convert decimal to hexa decimal

Hi , seq can be 0...128 int windex = seq / 8; int bindex = seq % 8; unsigned char bitvalue = '\x01' << (7-bindex) ; bpv.bitmapvalue = bitvalue; This is the part of a program to convert decimal to bitmap value of hexadecimal. I want this to change to convert only to...
```tabs(1) 						      General Commands Manual							   tabs(1)

NAME
tabs - set tabs on a terminal

SYNOPSIS
tabs [-v[n]] [-ahuUV] file...

DESCRIPTION
The  tabs program clears and sets tab-stops on the terminal.  This uses the terminfo clear_all_tabs and set_tab capabilities.  If either is
absent, tabs is unable to clear/set tab-stops.  The terminal should be configured to use hard tabs, e.g.,

stty tab0

OPTIONS
General Options
-Tname
Tell tabs which terminal type to use.  If this option is not given, tabs will use the \$TERM environment variable.  If that is not set,
it will use the ansi+tabs entry.

-d   The  debugging  option  shows  a ruler line, followed by two data lines.  The first data line shows the expected tab-stops marked with
asterisks.	The second data line shows the actual tab-stops, marked with asterisks.

-n   This option tells tabs to check the options and run any debugging option, but not to modify the terminal settings.

The tabs program processes a single list of tab stops.  The last option to be processed which defines a list is the one that determines the
list to be processed.

Implicit Lists
Use a single number as an option, e.g., "-5" to set tabs at the given interval (in this case 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, etc.).  Tabs are repeated up
to the right margin of the screen.

Use "-0" to clear all tabs.

Use "-8" to set tabs to the standard interval.

Explicit Lists
An explicit list can be defined after the options (this does not use a "-").  The values in the list must be in increasing  numeric  order,
and greater than zero.  They are separated by a comma or a blank, for example,

tabs 1,6,11,16,21
tabs 1 6 11 16 21
Use a '+' to treat a number as an increment relative to the previous value, e.g.,

tabs 1,+5,+5,+5,+5
which is equivalent to the 1,6,11,16,21 example.

Predefined Tab-Stops
X/Open defines several predefined lists of tab stops.

-a   Assembler, IBM S/370, first format

-a2  Assembler, IBM S/370, second format

-c   COBOL, normal format

-c2  COBOL compact format

-c3  COBOL compact format extended

-f   FORTRAN

-p   PL/I

-s   SNOBOL

-u   UNIVAC 1100 Assembler

PORTABILITY
X/Open describes a +m option, to set a terminal's left-margin.  Very few of the entries in the terminal database provide this capability.

The -d (debug) and -n (no-op) options are extensions not provided by other implementations.

Documentation  for  other  implementations states that there is a limit on the number of tab stops.  While some terminals may not accept an
arbitrary number of tab stops, this implementation will attempt to set tab stops up to the right margin of the screen, if  the  given  list
happens to be that long.