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srec_formatted_binary(5)      File Formats Manual     srec_formatted_binary(5)

NAME
       srec_formatted_binary - Formatted Binary	file format

DESCRIPTION
       This  is	 the  PDP-11 paper tape	format,	described in the DEC-11-GGPC-D
       PDP-11 "Paper Tape Software Programming Handbook" 1972.

       The file	starts with a character	sequence which	appears	 as  an	 arrow
       when punched on 8-hole paper tape.
	      0x08, 0x1C, 0x2A,	0x49, 0x08, 0x00

       Then  follows a byte count, encoded big-endian in the low 4 bits	of the
       next 4 bytes.  The high bits should be zero.

       Then follows a 0xFF byte.

       The data	follows, as many bytes as specified in the header.

       The trailer consists of the following bytes:
	      0x00, 0x00,
       and then	a 2-byte checksum (big-endian).

       The alternate header sequence
	      0x08, 0x1C, 0x3E,	0x6B, 0x08, 0x00
       is followed by an 8-nibble big-endian byte count.

   Size	Multiplier
       In general, binary data will expand in sized very  little  when	repre-
       sented with this	format.

EXAMPLE
       Here  is	 a  hex	 dump  of  a formatted binary file containing the data
       "Hello, World!".
	      0000: 08 1C 2A 49	08 00 00 00  ..*I....
	      0008: 00 0E FF 48	65 6C 6C 6F  ...Hello
	      0010: 2C 20 57 6F	72 6C 64 21  , World!
	      0018: 0A 00 00 04	73	     ....s

COPYRIGHT
       srec_cat	version	1.64
       Copyright (C) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002,  2003,  2004,  2005,	 2006,
       2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Peter Miller

       The srec_cat program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use
       the 'srec_cat -VERSion License' command.	 This is free software and you
       are  welcome  to	 redistribute it under certain conditions; for details
       use the 'srec_cat -VERSion License' command.

MAINTAINER
       Scott Finneran	E-Mail:	  scottfinneran@yahoo.com.au
       Peter Miller	E-Mail:	  pmiller@opensource.org.au

Reference Manual		    SRecord	      srec_formatted_binary(5)

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