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Old 03-21-2019
EBCDIC to ASCII conversion

Hi,
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).


Thanks
swapna
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Old 03-21-2019
EBC[I]DIC?

If you mean the same as EBCDIC in your header take a look at the dd command:

man dd
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Old 03-21-2019
hi wisecracker ,

EBCIDIC file has packed decimals.Need to convert even Packed decimal values also to normal format.

Can you give me the full command which does the conversion from packed decimal to normal format

--- Post updated at 11:34 AM ---

Its EBCDIC format file
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Old 03-21-2019
Then as far as I know there is no simple solution.

Does the system you are using NOT have a "proprietary" conversion program to do the task?

If not then it is going to require a serious script of your own to do it.

It might require that you hexdump the file first to covert to ASCII base 16 format, (0x97 for example), and test for nibbles in each.
This is in its simplest form. Negation or sign extension will need to be taken into account and without seeing a small dump of the file there is little help I can give at this point.
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Old 03-21-2019
Write a cobol program.
Gnu-cobol is available at GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL) download | SourceForge.net


If you don't know cobol, post the input file layout and i will write it for you.
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Old 03-21-2019
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Originally Posted by swapna_1990
Hi,
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).


Thanks
swapna
Maybe I'm missing something, but wouldn't iconv do the job?
or dd if=your-ebcdic-file conv=ascii
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