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Accessing files with .ISM.DAT and .IDX.DAT extension in UNIX/C environment

KristenPage asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-26
I have an old Unixware 2.1.2 server with a bunch of data files with file extension of  .IMS.dat and .IDX.dat.  I need to retrieve the data from these files, but have no idea what they are or how to access them.   I have search,literally, for hours on the internet to get information on what these are and how to access them.   ANY clue would be VERY appreciated.   I would be using C (not C++), as that is the only compiler available on the machine.
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