Dan Bale wrote:

>Can someone educate me how the RCDFMT parameter on the CPYF 
>command is used on a physical file?  

Yeah.  Don't use it.  It's there for decoration.  You can specify the record
format name in lieu of *ONLY if you like to practise your typing.  There is
only one record format in a physical so *ONLY works just fine.

>Is this something that would be used for a non-described,
>multi-format file (i.e., S/36-style Header & Detail formats 
>combined into one file)?

Nope.  It's use is for logical files.  Read the title of the parameter in
help: "Record format of logical file (RCDFMT) - Help"  The mention of "not a
physical or logical file" refers to device files like tape or diskette.  As
for non-described files, if you do a DSPFD you'll see that there's one
record format name - the name of the file.  

Buck Calabro
Aptis; Albany, NY
"Nothing is so firmly believed as
 that which we least know" -- Michel Montaigne
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