I need a command line program that will take an EBCDIC flat file and convert it to a delimited ASCII file. The EBCDIC source may have packed and zoned fields so that will need to be accounted for in the program.
The program will be driven by a Control file. This will be formatted as follows:
(to be ignored for now), start position, data type, field length, field decimals (if applicable)
Each line will have information for a single field/column. See attached [url removed, login to view] file.
Syntax for the program will need to be
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
This program MUST be written in C++/C or ASM. I will be using this on Windows and Linux so I must have the ability to compile on both systems. I use both 32bit and 64bit systems so it must compile on 64bit systems but is not required to run in 64bit mode.
Most of my systems are dual and quad core Xeons but a few of them may be Core2Duo dual and quad core CPU's.
Commented source code is part of the delivery requirements. I will test on my system with various files to confirm the program works and works in an acceptable timeframe.