Using vio

vio is a file transfer and archive utility that allows you to create file archives and access archive content. vio is well suited for moving files to different operating systems because it is available on most platforms supported by ACUCOBOL-GT and because it automatically adjusts for certain machine-dependent aspects, such as byte-swapping. It also easily handles multiple volumes.

vio runs in two modes: input mode and output mode. Use output mode to create an archive. Use input mode to read and extract from an archive. Each mode has a distinct set of options. For a complete description of vio, including its options, see File Transfer Utility — vio.

The vio Interface

You launch vio by clicking the Vio command from the Tools drop-down menu. AcuBench displays the Vio Utility dialog box.

The Vio Utility dialog box includes two tabs, Input and Output. Select the mode that you want to use by clicking the corresponding tab. You can switch between tabs at any time.

Note: Use caution when specifying full path names. Some operating systems do not interpret or translate full paths properly. It is preferable, in most cases, to use relative path names when transferring files to a different operating system.