frecfm

CFTRECV, CFTSEND, SEND, RECV

[FRECFM = {see the platform specific Operations Guide | F | U | V}]    

Record format of the receiver file:

  • F: fixed
  • V: variable
  • U: undefined

The possible values for each system are indicated in the corresponding Operations Guide.

Receive:

IBM i (OS400), UNIX

The variable format concept is specific to Transfer CFT, and does not correspond to a reality for the systems indicated. A variable format receiver file cannot consequently be interpreted directly by an application, since it contains control information. Unless otherwise specified FRECFM = V is  not used.

Send:

OS400, UNIX

The variable format concept is specific to Transfer CFT, and does not correspond to a reality for the systems indicated. The Transfer CFT can only send a variable format file if this file is generated by a COPYFILE command, or already received by Transfer CFT (store and forward, for example). Unless otherwise specified FRECFM = V is  not used.

z/OS (MVS) If this parameter is not defined, the default value is U.

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