On 2019-03-22 12:41 PM, John Yeung wrote:
On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 11:59 AM Barbara Morris <bmorris@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

CHGATR wouldn't work after using 'cat' since data-loss would have
already occurred.

I didn't realize there *was* data loss. I would have thought `cat`
just faithfully reproduces bytes. (Is that Unix thinking when we
actually need Unix-style-but-on-IBM-i thinking?)
...

'cat' also does CCSID conversion.

I'm not actually sure whether 'cat' would fail if it couldn't convert some characters or whether it would put substitution characters for unconvertable data.


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