|Subject:||Re: Coding System handler to access Vax-VMS/OpenVMS/RMS text files from Windows Emacs|
|Date:||Sat, 18 Sep 2021 14:26:14 +1000|
Does anyone know whether there is a Coding System handler available that will allow me to use Windows Emacs to view text files originating from a Vax system? Ie from a system running Vax/VS or OpenVMS. The filing system in these is called RMS, which means it is difficult to successfully search for Emacs issues relating to it using that term.I have established that text files on that system are not stored using a line terminator/separator character, like many other OSs tend to do (ie CR and/or LF chars). Instead it uses a system where each line starts with two bytes representing its length.My understanding that emacs uses a Coding System driver to interface between the underlying files and its string representation. I would expect that if there is a VMS implementation of Emacs (which there is, or has been) then it would include this handling, however I have the files on a Windows PC so I need Windows Emacs to be able to access them.
Has anyone done this?Is there just an incantation that I need to enable it, or might I have to get into writing the driver myself?
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