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 ?
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A programming language is homoiconic if a program written in it can be manipulated as data using the language, and thus the program's internal representation can be inferred just by reading the program itself.
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## 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

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```TABS(1) 						    BSD General Commands Manual 						   TABS(1)

NAME
tabs -- set terminal tabs

SYNOPSIS
tabs [-n|-a|-a2|-c|-c2|-c3|-f|-p|-s|-u] [+m[n]] [-T type]
tabs [-T type] [+[n]] n1[,n2,...]

DESCRIPTION
The tabs utility displays a series of characters that first clears the hardware terminal tab settings and then initializes the tab stops at
the specified positions and optionally adjusts the margin.

The phrase "tab-stop position N" means that, from the start of a line of output, tabbing to position N shall cause the next character output
to be in the (N+1)th column on that line.

The following options are supported:

-n 	 Specifies repetitive tab stops separated by a uniform number of columns, n, where n is a single digit decimal number.	The
default usage of tabs with no arguments is equivalent to tabs -8.  When -0 is used, the tab stops are cleared and no new ones
set.

-a 	 Assembler, applicable to some mainframes.  Equivalent to tabs 1,10,16,36,72 .

-a2	 Assembler, applicable to some mainframes.  Equivalent to tabs 1,10,16,40,72

-c 	 COBOL, normal format.	Equivalent to tabs 1,8,12,16,20,55

-c2	 COBOL, compact format (columns 1 to 6 omitted).  Equivalent to tabs 1,6,10,14,49

-c3	 COBOL, compact format (columns 1 to 6 omitted), with more tabs than -c2.  Equivalent to tabs
1,6,10,14,18,22,26,30,34,38,42,46,50,54,58,62,67

-f 	 FORTRAN.  Equivalent to tabs 1,7,11,15,19,23

-p 	 PL/1.	Equivalent to tabs 1,5,9,13,17,21,25,29,33,37,41,45,49,53,57,61

-s 	 SNOBOL.  Equivalent to tabs 1,10,55

-T type	 Indicates the type of terminal.

-u 	 Assembler, applicable to some mainframes.  Equivalent to tabs 1,12,20,44

EXIT STATUS
The tabs utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

ENVIRONMENT
The COLUMNS and TERM environment variables affect the execution of tabs as described in environ(7).

The -T option overrides TERM.  If neither TERM nor the -T option are present, tabs will fail.

expand(1), stty(1), tput(1), unexpand(1), termcap(5)

STANDARDS
The tabs utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1 (``POSIX.1'').

HISTORY
A tabs utility first appeared in PWB UNIX.  This implementation was introduced in NetBSD 6.0.

AUTHORS
Roy Marples <roy@NetBSD.org>

BUGS
The current termcap(5) database does not define the set left soft margin 'ML' capability for any terminals.

BSD								 December 9, 2008							       BSD```

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