Platform-specific characters and functions

Certain characters have a unique meaning in commands as well as in the Transfer CFT configuration.

On z/OS and IBM i platforms you should check the page code used by your local system. For example, x'5B' is the pound character (£) if you are using the United Kingdom EBCDIC page code 285, but is the dollar character ($) in the French EBCDIC page code 297. For more information, please refer to the IBM site: ccsid_registered.html.

  Description Windows

Unix

HP NonStop

z/OS IBM i
char_file

Logical name prefix

$ _

x'5B'

285 = £

297 = $

x'4E'

285 = +

297 = +

char_mask Wildcard character ? ?

x' 6F

285 = ?

297 = ?

x'6F'

285 = ?

297 = ?

char_unit Separator character (volume) % \01

x' 6C'

285 = %

297 = %

x '5E'

285 = ;

297 = ;

char_symb Symbolic variable prefix & &

x'50'

285 = &

297 = &

x'6F'

285 = ?

297 = ?

file_symb

Character introducing a file

name passed to CFTUTIL as

a parameter

# @

x'7B’

285 = #

297 = £

x'B1'

285 = [

297 = #

char_directory

Character introduced in the path

name of the FNAME parameter

(CFTRECV) from which a tree structure can be created

+ +

+

Limited to

USS files

+

Limited to

HFS files

cont Continuation character in CFTUTIL commands - - - -

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