Where should the type information be: in tags and descriptors 439
Where should the type information be: in tags and descriptors 440
Well ... um ... no ... it's not that simple. When someone says "transfer a file from one system to another", they didn't really tell...
Want the long list or the short one?
Where should the type information be: in tags and descriptors 441
The successful Reiserfs is a database pretending to be a filesystem; even moreso with version 4. What's good about it is that it's...
Here are some that I know about for certain, various time frames from 1960 to 1980.
DOS, DOS, CTOS, NOS, HDOS ... and at least a dozen more. Moved data around from one to the other without any problem. Note that "DOS" does not mean IBM or Microsoft in the above.
You *do* have to know how to tell the OS to not alter data. Sometimes you even have to RTFM. You might even have to CTFM (Create The Fine Program).
The above answers your very unspecific criteria.
If you wish to say a bit more about the data, how the data will be used, what applications might be involved, then the answer might be different. Don't confuse the data with the format and the meaning of the data. Certainly OS-1100 floating point would not make any sense to CP-M, but moving the bits, keeping them in the proper order, and delivering them elsewhere is simple.
If what you had in mind involved reading 200 bpi 7 track even parity tape on a non-native system (for just one example) then the answer is different.
It's just far too easy to quibble about a poorly-specified problem.
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