Forgive me if I sound naive. I'm trying to convert a data file for a program written in cobol into readable text. Half of the file is readable, but parts of it show up in weird characters which from my programming experience (C++) looks to be binary data.
A programmer in my group told me that I may be able to see it if I log in and view the file directly in as/400 since I am currently viewing it in notepad, but I don't think that's the case since most of the file is readable. Therefore he also suggested that it may be packed data.
My only experience with programming is C++, PHP, and some Visual Basic. I don't have enough knowledge to determine what the problem is but I think if there was some way I could write a script to unpack it, for example, using PHP's version of unpack, then maybe I can rewrite the file. Any ideas would be appreciated. I can't upload the file as it contains sensitive information.
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