spatch - utility to patch fields in item headers


spatch -i item [patch options] file


spatch is a specialist utility to patch fields in item headers. It may be of use in saving data from otherwise corrupt files, or allowing re-use of data without re-calculation, merely to correct some minor fault.

WARNING: It is possible to corrupt files with this utility.

Options and their meanings are:

-I Identify program and exit.

-i item Item number of data set to be patched.

-h history New text for history field.

-p params New text for params field.

-o itemno New datatype and subtype for item.

-f floating New value for "floating" flag.

-D datasize New datasize field.

-F framesize New framesize value.

-n numframes New numframes value.

-d frameduration New frameduration value.

-P datapresent New datapresent flag value.

-O offset New offset value.

-c comment New comment text.

-w windowsize Mew windowsize value.

-v overlap new overlap value.

-l lxsync New value for "lxsync" flag.

-m machine New value for machine type, 0=big endian, 1=little endian.


1.0 - Mark Huckvale


Cannot change processdate or length fields.
Fri Jul 09 14:54:33 2004