How to work with CBT Tape?

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How to work with CBT Tape?

Post by harish123 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:16 pm

Hi,

I'm confused in using the CBT Tape Files - how do we download and actually start working with them. Can someone please help.



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Re: How to work with CBT Tape?

Post by Robert Sample » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:21 pm

Go to the web site, use either the search function or browse the list by clicking on the "CBTnnn is available to download now" link, then when you click on one of the file links the download prompt box appears. After the download is complete, unzip the cbtxxx.zip file and you will have a file cbtxxx.xmi (where xxx is the number of the file you downloaded). Transfer the XMI file to the mainframe IN BINARY FORMAT (this is NOT a text file) and use TSO command RECEIVE INDSNAME(<upload file name>). You will be prompted for a data set name to place the received data into; the syntax is DSNAME(<receive name>) and you will get a PDS named <receive name> with the source / object code / instructions in it.

Warning: not all sites allow application programmers to download / use CBT files; check with your site support group before doing anything with CBT files.




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Re: How to work with CBT Tape?

Post by harish123 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:45 am

Thanks Robert.

Looks like the warning you gave about it is the key point for me. I was not able to load the files. But I was wondering, I can FTP files(notepad) from my computer to Mainframes but CBT is not allowed :?




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Re: How to work with CBT Tape?

Post by enrico-sorichetti » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:01 pm

see here for a REXX script to process on Your PC
expand/receive/unxmit ... call it any way You like it ;)
an IDTF bundle

https://bitbucket.org/herc4mac/hercules-cookbook
as the read me tells tested recursively UNXMITTing all the CBT files

I am restructring my software distribution setup
so for a while the link will not work

please be patient, it will be back pretty soon


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Re: How to work with CBT Tape?

Post by zprogrammer » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:40 pm

Hi

The site also has the XMIT manager

You could also use that and save the scipts as .txt

Note : Last time when I saw it was not supported on 64 BIT windows


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Re: How to work with CBT Tape? Use unXmit Utility

Post by Pandoria13 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:31 pm

Un-Zip the Downloaded FileXXX xxx is the file you are downloading

Run unXmit on the XMI file from un-Zip

http://unxmit.sourceforge.net/

unXmit it and utilize it on your PC, Server, Tablet,,, and especially on the CLOUD's

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Re: How to work with CBT Tape?

Post by enrico-sorichetti » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:51 pm

- You resurrected a topic more that 2 years old
- the TS ( topic starter ) last post was around the same time span

http://unxmit.sourceforge.net/
tested it on Darwin, Fedora 23, Centos 7 and OpenSuse tumbleweed
and ... the permission of the downloaded files are f***d up
why should I trust somebody who does not care about building the proper distribution material
and why should I install 50 megabytes of code when I can get the same/better results with 50 kilobytes of code


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