Tachyon Un-Xmit extracts mainframe data sets from TSO/E TRANSMIT files or CMS NETDATA files to files on your workstation in a wide variety of formats.
The TSO/E TRANSMIT command can be used to copy OS/390 sequential and partitioned data sets into a sequential data set that is easily transmitted to other computers. If the TRANSMIT data set is sent to another OS/390 system, you can use the TSO/E RECEIVE command to extract the original data set. If the TRANSMIT data set is sent to your workstation, you can use Tachyon Un-Xmit to extract the data. Tachyon Un-Xmit does not support PDSEs.
When the RECEIVE command is used to extract a TRANSMIT data set, it recreates the original data set in its original format on the new system. Since Windows does not normally support mainframe file formats, Tachyon Un-Xmit can reformat the output to any of a number of useful alternative formats. These formats include:
Of these formats, ASCII text is probably the most useful. If the original mainframe data set contains EBCDIC text records in any record format, Tachyon Un-Xmit can create ASCII text files that are usable in a wide variety of ways on your workstation. In particular, you can easily copy entire source or macro libraries to your workstation where the source can be edited and compiled.
If you use the Tachyon Operating System, you can use Tachyon Un-Xmit to copy data files to your workstation where they can be used as input for testing your programs. You can also extract programs directly from PDS Load Libraries, use Tachyon Un-Xmit to relink them using the Tachyon Linkage Editor and then run them using the Tachyon Operating System. This eliminates the need to copy the original source or object files to your workstation in order to test your programs.