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Thanks, Mark, for the quick response!

I'm fairly sure. Binary value 438 (if we ignore the leftmost two bytes, which I believe are not used anyway) equates to hex 01B6, or binary 0001 1011 0110. . . Expressed as octal values 0 6 6 6. That's what I want.

"M. Lazarus" <mlazarus@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

Dennis,

Are you sure about the value in:

DCL DD permission BIN(4) INIT(438) /* rw-rw-rw- */ ;

Should it be the ASCII or EBCDIC equivalent?

-mark


At 3/16/2011 03:58 PM, you wrote:
Folks, I have posted MI code at
http://code.midrange.com/9176a9360c.html that:
- Deletes file mi-ifs-file.txt from the current directory
- Creates a new file by same name in the current directory
- Writes a line if all successful
- Closes that file

It creates the file just fine, except that there are no permissions
(flags ----------). I am absolutely convinced that this is my error
(I used the same concept in RPG and it worked great), but my eyes
don't see where I might have gone wrong. Would some kind soul mind
steering me in the right direction?

The all-upper-case labels/names are for convenience of
debugging. If there is a way to make the debugger work with
mixed-case names, I'd really like to know about it.

This is an extract of a much larger source, dummied up to make it
useable for this topic.

Thanks,
Dennis

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