Line printer art: (was Re: tape baking)
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Fri Jul 7 02:10:36 CDT 2017
On 07/06/2017 10:42 PM, Dave Wade wrote:
> Sadly I don't think that’s much use on Hercules as it needs an AWS or HET file. Is there a format converter any where?
Dunno, but it should be pretty simple. TAP is discussed with the SIMH
documentation and the AWS format is discussed here:
Mostly a matter of reworking headers. The surprising thing is that I
know that some IBM tapes can have 128KB records--I don't know how AWS
accommodates this with only 2 bytes for a record length.
And "long block" tapes can theoretically have a single block that's the
length of the physical tape, although one would be an idiot to do such a
thing. (cf. CDC CYBER NOS/BE 1LT driver)
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