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neo_yodha

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:10 am    Post subject: what are device control characters
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In JCL, when we specify RECFM we can use so many like F, FB, V , VB
with A or M as option.

Here "A" indicates that we can user device control characters in records
eg : RECFM=FBA

what are device control characters and what is the use of them ?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject:
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http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/cmod/v8r3m0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.ondemand.mp.doc/ars1d171255.htm
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