I have an ASCII Text File in the IFS (Code Page 819) populated by
CPYTOIMPF. A feature of this command is that line endings CR & LF are
created (ASCII 0D & OA). However, this creates a null line at the end of
the text file caused by the LF on the final 'real' line. The lines in
this file are in variable length CSV format and the file will be sent to
the Wintel platform.

Looking back through the archives shows a number of postings on this
topic and suggestions on how to resolve the problem. One way that I'm
following, is to remove the CRLF from the final row but my question is
how to achieve this using a combination of RPG and QC2LE APIs?

So far, using RPG, I have been able to replace the CR & LF by 2 null
(00) bytes by using a combination of the lseek and write APIs. Lseek is
used to get the offset of the CRLF bytes for the last line and write to
replace the CRLF with nulls. This works in as much as I lose the null
line but, ideally, I would like just to delete the CRLF from the final
line rather than replace it but I'm not sure if this is possible?

It may well be that my replacement with double null will work for the
Wintel application but, due to certain factors, I'm unable to test that
right now.

Thanks,

Keith


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