November 1, 2002 Timothy Prickett Morgan
I have a comment about the use of the Display File (DSPF) command to view a file in hexadecimal format .
This may or may not be obvious: DSPF can show any file, but the hex view is not of what is in the underlying file.
Rather, it’s comprised of what DSPF has converted the file to for presentation purposes.
Normally, I’m interested in the actual stored value when using hex views and not mapped values.
To illustrate what I’m talking about, I copied a CL source member to the Integrated File System (IFS), specifying a UCS2 target