# jCL IT
Updated: 10/19/2020, 10:24:56 AM
Created: 10/19/2020, 10:24:56 AM
Last Updated By: Daniel Klein
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The command reads a tape record into the primary input buffer. It takes the general form:
- C performs an EBCDIC to ASCII conversion before the data is put into the buffer.
- A masks 8-bit ASCII characters to 7 bits (resets the most significant bit to a 0).
The IT command will read a tape record into the primary input buffer. The new data will be placed at the beginning of the buffer and will replace all existing buffer data.
| Command | PIB Before | PIB After | | ------- | ---------- | --------- | | IT | ABC | tape data |
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