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SET FORMAT Command
The SET FORMAT command sets the mode of a tape.
SET FORMAT MTxn:mode
Where: MTxn: is the physical or logical name of the magnetic
tape device for which the mode is to be set. For more
help on device names, see the help file DEVNAM.
mode is one of the following:
ANSI (for ANSI-ASCII)
DUMP (for COREDUMP)
INDUST (for industry compatible)
SYSTEM (for system default)
Leaves your terminal at monitor level.
Does not destroy core image.
Set the format of MTA1 to ANSI mode.
.SET FORMAT MTA1:ANSI<RET>