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OPEN: PAD Specifier

The PAD specifier indicates whether a formatted input record is padded with blanks when an input list and format specification requires more data than the record contains.

The PAD specifier takes the following form:

PAD = pd

OPEN: READONLY Specifier

The READONLY specifier indicates only READ statements can refer to this connection. It takes the following form:

READONLY

READONLY is similar to specifying ACTION='READ', but READONLY prevents deletion of the file if it is closed with STATUS='DELETE' in effect.

OPEN: RECL Specifier

The RECL specifier indicates the length of each record in a file connected for direct access, or the maximum length of a record in a file connected for sequential access.

The RECL specifier takes the following form:

RECL = rl

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