Record format

David J Dachtera djesys at
Sun Jan 6 21:47:39 GMT 2008

RMS Sequential Variable files produced on VMS cannot be read as expected by
Windows programs. They expect <CR><LF> pairs to be embedded in the data, and
they aren't there. The "Record Attributes" are meaningless here (no
extraneous data is retieved from/written to the file).

In order to be readable by Windows programs, files on VMS must have RMS
attributes showing a record format of Stream or Stream_LF.

David J Dachtera
DJE Systems 

-----Original Message-----
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rolf.mathisen at
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Subject: Record format

We have recently installed Samba on VMS (Itanium).

We have problems in reading text-files produced on VMS. The CR/LF does not 
work. The data stream appears in a long line.

The file attributes on VMS are:

Record format: Variable length, maximum 0 bytes, longest 75 bytes 
Record attributes: Carriage return carriage control

Do I have to change these attributes or is there anything to do in the 
SMB.CONF file?

RG Rolf

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