110463 TAPER Version: June 1980
Author: Douglas Bohrer, First National Bank of Chicago
Submitted by: Roger Matus, First National Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Operating System: RT-11 V 3B or later Source Language: FORTRAN IV,
MACRO-11 Hardware Required: TM-11 magnetic tape Keywords:
Formatters, Magnetic Tape Handler
Abstract: TAPER is a general purpose reader of magnetic tapes.
It's speciality is to take character data in an unknown
format and, through interaction with the user, write the
data in Digital Equipment Corporation format to any write
enabled disk. TAPER may be used to read "foreign" tapes.
TAPER may read EBCDIC or ASCII character files, with or
without header records, provided the logical record
length is fixed. As implemented, it works on 800 bpi,
9-track, NRZI tapes on drive 0 with a maximum blocking
factor of 10,200 characters. These later characteristics
may be altered by the user.
Special thanks to N. A. Bourgeois, Jr. of Sandia National
Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico for the included
MACRO subroutines found in the DECUS Library.
Media (Service Charge Code): One RX01 Diskette (KA) Format: RT-11,
600' Magnetic Tape (MA) Format: RT-11
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