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SET DENSITY Command
The SET DENSITY command sets a default density (bits/inch) for
the specified magnetic tape. You must have the device assigned
to your job to use SET DENSITY.
SET DENSITY dev:density
Where: dev: is the physical or logical name of the magnetic
tape device for which the density is to be set. For
more help on device names, see the help file DEVNAM.
density is one of the following:
200 bits/inch (8.1 rows/mm)
556 bits/inch (22.5 rows/mm)
800 bits/inch (32.2 rows/mm)
1600 bits/inch (65.3 rows/mm)
6250 bits/inch (255.5 rows/mm)
Both arguments are required.
Leaves your terminal at monitor level.
If the density argument is not compatible with the list above, an
error message is printed:
?ILLEGAL DENSITY FOR DRIVE
Set the density of magnetic-tape unit 5 to 556.
.SET DENSITY MTA5:556<RET>