Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 14:31:51 -0700
Reply-To: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
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From: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
Subject: Re: MVS Dilemma: Where to keep documentation?
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"Howard Schreier" <Howard_Schreier@ITA.DOC.GOV> wrote:
>I would look for a utility that can perform the "Base 64" encoding which is
>used to pass binary files through e-mail. Then make a zip archive of your
>files (Word, Acrobat, whatever), encode it, and place that in the PDS.
It's been years since I've used MVS to any great extent, but at that time
you could just transfer a PC binary file into a FB80 PDS and back again
without going through any translations.
>I think this approach is good for providing a backup for use in the not too
>distant future. Presumably you will leave the binaries accessible in the PC
>environment. For true long-term archiving, I'd be concerned about using
>file formats which may become obsolete.
Yes. For that reason, writing the documentation in HTML would probably
be a better choice.
Development Manager, Technical Group
METRICS Department, First Health
West Sacramento, California USA