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I have a file that is used by an archived program that the source no longer exists. I'm working on expanding the function of that program but in doing so have many files that I need to know their format. I have one that is compressed but I can't find any compression formats that fit it. If anyone can look at the file or header bytes and figure out what it is, I would greatly appreciate it. I've looked at many websites that have compression formats, but none apply. Here are the first 48 bytes of the file.
 
91000002 70F4C200 00027040 40404040 C1C3E4E2 D9C5C640 C4C1E305 01040000 00000000 00000000 20010DE0 08006011
 
The name of the file "ACUSREF.DAT" is in EBCDIC, but the contents is in ASCII.
 
Here is the contents of the file after being decompressed:
03C0000D800 06-21-13 19:47:56:32 I EUSRMODE
00002800    06-21-13 02:32:14:73 I LOGOFF
00009502    06-21-13 02:17:14:69 I AUTOLOGOFF
0000D800    06-21-13 00:17:14:43 I EUSRMODE
00001800    06-20-13 23:15:32:00 I BOCOLD
0A6C0000    06-20-13 23:15:31:87 I SCHOPQ A06C0000 00000000 00
0A6C0000    06-20-13 23:15:31:82 I SCHOPQ A06C0000 00000000 00
00002800    06-20-13 22:58:31:07 I LOGOFF
00009502    06-20-13 22:43:30:79 I AUTOLOGOFF
0A320000    06-20-13 20:45:48:61 I End Auto PA
00001C03    06-20-13 20:45:48:51 I Vrtl_Retain
0B010100    06-20-13 20:45:28:87 I SHProbOpen
0B040100    06-20-13 20:45:28:83 I PA results   A0D46F92 00008010
0ABC0000    06-20-13 20:45:12:97 I RSFfailed    A0BC0016 00008010 00
0000A402    06-20-13 20:45:12:81 I TRSF_FAIL
0AA60000    06-20-13 20:45:12:75 I TCP_HANGUP   A0A60000 00000000 00
0A320000    06-20-13 20:45:09:63 I AUTO PA
00009700    06-20-13 20:45:09:58 I RSFERROR
0AD4926F    06-20-13 20:45:09:53 E PA error log A0D46F92 00008010 00
0A030000    06-20-13 20:45:09:45 I XSSIA0036F92 00008010 00
0AC70000    06-20-13 20:45:07:86 I XREMGET      A0C70419 00000000 00
0A310000    06-20-13 20:45:06:40 I XTPI         A031020F 00000000 00
00009600    06-20-13 20:45:05:89 I RSFSTART
0000CB00    06-20-13 20:45:05:79 I TPI2ADAT
0000A102    06-20-13 20:44:17:89 I TRSF_SERVER
0000DE02    06-20-13 20:44:17:59 I TRSF_OFFER
040D0000    06-20-13 20:44:17:54 I PLEXRSF_TSD
0AD41C60    06-20-13 20:44:17:46 I TSD pgm exec A0D4601C 00000000 00
0AD41C60    06-20-13 20:44:16:96 I TSD pgm exec A0D4601C 00000000 00
 
Here is the raw data before compression:
91000002 70F4C200 00027040 40404040 C1C3E4E2 D9C5C640 C4C1E305 01040000 00000000 00000000 20010DE0 08006011 00D00802 E03F0310 3110C047 03303103 20010310 3602E032 03711603 40010320 3303B031 03803B03 503403B0 34039001 04A00105 40500600 54055042 05305506 00560540 45001001 13613713 81391360 31042037 04410D03 11131151 1711911B 11D11F12 11230340 31127129 04404905 00510520 21021138 04203113 F1411131 4110D113 14213E14 01421441 4614814A 03303514 E1501521 54156158 15A15C15 E14210D0 47032111 14314514 711F1241 2003A03A 14E12B05 41500460 45132054 13A13B13 D15A1781 7A17C03A 03616A16 C16E1701 72161163 16517C03 90371911 9317210D 04603A03 10331781 1B03203B 03312003 503A03B0 39126128 12A12C05 60440441 8613513A 13911304 20431621 641A61A8 03303911 E14D0010 53054047 06706206 A06D0660 65137001 15804304 410C1171 1310D125 03611210 C1D513E1 A21A41BE 1A803911 A1280551 C5047060 04704204 A04D1881 3C10D045 03810C1D E1A80380 38127001 18404A04 204D1E81 281EC042 13E15B1B D1BF1200 381E2055 04405106 00490420 4F048056 05113715 820015D1 5F1EE1F0 1A41A616 811E0391 2103A1F6 1F81FA1F C1FE2001 BD21A21C 0351F620 720920B2 0D20F211 21315F10 D0420321 DD1A6033 11D03603 103B0322 061E512C 04605305 72401881 41045046 2352371A A1AC1AE1 E41E6050 04704724 31130350 31045201 2491AC11 21280510 4D046059 1E506005 51341881 3D045035 03204403 71631462 3611D1AA 03B03822 82620210 7106806E 02106607 90660641 CF266037 11104417 11420422 6626826A 26C26E1A 71F50012 73275277 27927B27 D27F2810 31001000 000000AC EF
Posted 20-Jun-13 15:43pm
Edited 21-Jun-13 11:42am
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Comments
Ron Beyer at 20-Jun-13 20:49pm
   
Do you have a file that's been uncompressed and the compressed version of that same file?
Peter_in_2780 at 20-Jun-13 21:23pm
   
Not too sure, but bytes 12 to 27 look awfully like EBCDIC to me. Grab a code chart and see if it makes sense
 
Good hunting!
Peter
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 21-Jun-13 16:36pm
   
It doesn't look like anything compressed at all...
—SA

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