I have a requirement where I need to replace a set of characters to another set of characters using some utility. The characters can appear in any position in the record.
For eg. LRECL is 80 bytes. I need to check for 'ABCD' anywhere in the record and replace it with 'ZZZZ'. A COBOL INSPECT statement can do this. But I wanted to check whether any utility like SORT or SYNCTOOL can do this.