ASCII Text Files

ASCII text files are normally used with programs that work with text (such as editors and print routines). The characteristics of an ASCII text file are as follows:
  • Records consist of ASCII characters.
  • A carriage return character (hex 0D) and a line feed character (hex 0A) delimit each record from the next.
  • Workstation records in an ASCII file can be variable in length due to truncation of trailing blanks at the end of an iSeries, eServer™ i5, or System i5® record.