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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 startes with a charcter 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
       represented 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 1.55
       Copyright (C) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002,  2003,  2004,  2005,  2006,
       2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 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.

AUTHOR

       Peter Miller   E‐Mail:   pmiller@opensource.org.au
       /\/\*             WWW:   http://miller.emu.id.au/pmiller/