Swap is part of the Cohort V3 suite of OpenVMS system management tools.
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Last Update to this page:
March 8, 2001
SWAP is the ideal tool when global changes are required for your system's text files. SWAP works just like the OpenVMS Search utility with the addition of Replace.
Just think how easy it will be make those system wide changes to your batch jobs with SWAP. And the programming staff at your site will love you. Often they have to make global changes to code and SWAP makes that as easy as a single DCL command.
Swap allows you to:
Specify files just like the Search Utility
Specify a starting and ending column.
Specify a starting and ending record.
Insert TABs, Carriage Returns, etc.
Be prompted to verify each change or automatically change them all
Swap also provides a menu interface for users less comfortable working at the DCL level
Some New Features with Version 3 and Version 4
SWAP/MENU now brings up a new menu interface.
A new variable feature has been added to Swap so that it can be used to reformat records. A special counter variable has also been added that can be used to atomatically insert numeric values into records during the reformatting process; the user specifies the starting value, width of the numeric output and the increment.