COMMAND TYPE : UTILITY
DIRA can use file with variable or fixed record length, but the direct access to the data and the dichotomy search allowed on fixed record length only. This task reads a variable record length file and writes it as a fixed length record file with a length defined by user. This utility can be used to convert the file type in a VAX/VMS system, or to have all the records with the same length in a unix system.
To convert from fixed record length to variable ones you can use the command DB_UNFIX.
Input File name:
Example : FILE1.DAT
Output File name:
Example : FILE2.DAT
Length of the record in characters:
Example : 120