VAX file format conversion
dj.taylor4 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 11 15:55:13 CDT 2016
On 8/11/2016 4:47 PM, Ian S. King wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 1:26 PM, emanuel stiebler <emu at e-bbes.com> wrote:
>> On 2016-08-11 14:08, Douglas Taylor wrote:
>>> I have a MicroVax 4000 that I am trying to update the license PAKs on,
>>> the last time I had valid PAKs on this machine was in 2002 (Hobbyist
>>> I registered and have received the new Hobbyist License PAKs.
>>> I connected a laptop and transferred the text file using C-Kermit on the
>>> VAX and hyperterminal on the laptop.
>>> When I go to execute the file, I get an error:
>>> %RMS-W-RTB 512 bye record to large for user buffer
>>> It appears that when the file was transferred it showed up on the vax
>>> with fixed length records of 512 bytes, not variable length.
>>> Can I convert the file on the VAX?
>>> Is there a setting for C-Kermit that I need to change?
>>> Is Hyperterminal screwing things up?
>> I usually just send it a textfile, so open the editor, put it in input
>> mode, download the file, save it. Don't forget, to make a dealy after every
>> <CR> ...
> I've always just set the terminal emulator to a slow per-character rate and
> pushed it into the console. As long as VMS can process each line before
> the next one starts, you should be golden. -- Ian
Yes, I am using the console port and I do remember using that trick a
long time ago. I think I'll try that, and also the set file/attr method.
Earlier I tried the trick of going into the editor and blasting the file
at the VAX, it didn't work at 9600 baud, I have to show more patience.
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