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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:47 am    Post subject: what is PACK ON or PACK OFF?
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Could u guys tell me sth about this?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:59 am    Post subject:
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from online help:

Code:
TUTORIAL ----------------- EDIT - 'PACK' COMMAND --------------------- TUTORIAL
COMMAND ===>                                                                   
                                                                               
  Use the PACK command to turn PACK mode on or off ("on" is the default) and   
  save the mode setting in the edit profile.  If PACK mode is on when the     
  data is saved (via a SAVE or END command), the data will be written to the   
  disk in "packed" format.  If PACK mode is off the data will be written in   
  standard format.                                                             
                                                                               
        Command ===> pack                 data will be "packed" when written   
                                            (back) to the library or file.     
        Command ===> pack off             data will be written in standard     
                                            format.                           
                                                                               
  Packed data is automatically "unpacked" when read in for editing.  Whether   
  or not the data is stored in packed format is transparent to you while       
  editing data (except as indicated by the profile lines).                     
                                                                               
  Packing of data is intended to save DASD space.                             
                                                                               
  SCLM supplied parsers do not recognize packed data.  PACK mode must be off   
  when data is saved in order for SCLM supplied parsers to generate accurate   
  statistics.       
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