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The Question is:

I am trying to find a simply way to display "ALL" format effectors (control
 characters) when using either EDIT/EDT or EDIT/TPU.
Specifically to validate files created with the attributes "Carriage return
 carriage control".
Thanks in advance.

The Answer is :

  The "format effectors" that you are specifically refering to are
  typically part of the underlying RMS file structure and not of
  the records in the file itself.  Text editors and other OpenVMS
  tools will generally adapt themselves to the particular sequential
  file record structure that is associated with the target file, and
  will not directly display the record counts or record structure.
  If you want to look at raw file contents, use DUMP.
  For the display of control characters that are not part of the record
  termination, a sample procedure exists in the "Guide to the DEC Text
  Processing Utility", in Appendix A.
  For details on the OpenVMS low-level file structure, please see the
  RMS reference manuals and the Guide to OpenVMS File Applications
  manual in the OpenVMS documentation set.  For additional details,
  please see McCoy's Digital Press book VMS File System Internals.

answer written or last revised on ( 5-JAN-2001 )

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