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       srec_trs80 - Radio Shack TRS‐80 object file format specification


       This document describes the binary object file format for the Z80‐based Radio Shack TRS‐80
       microcomputers, such as the Model I, II, III,  4,  4D,  and  4P.   The  binary  format  is
       generated by the disk‐based Assembler/Editor, and used for TRS‐DOS program files.

       The  object  file is blocked into records, each of which contains the record type, length,
       and payload data.  For Data and End of File records, the payload starts with two bytes  of
       address  in  little‐endian format.  There are four main types of records that are defined.
       The record types are:

       • Data Record

       • End of File Record with Execution Transfer

       • End of File Record without Execution Transfer

       • Comment

       • Start Linear Address Record (32‐bit format only)

   General Record Format
       │Record  │ Record  │ Load    │ Data    │
       │Type    │ Length  │ Address │         │
       Record Type.
               Each record begins with a single byte Record Type field which specifies the record
               type  of  this  record.   The Record Type field is used to interpret the remaining
               information within the record.   This  field  is  one  byte,  represented  as  two
               hexadecimal characters.  The encoding for all the current record types are:

               1  Data Record

               2  End of File Record with Execution Transfer

               3  End of File Record without Execution Transfer

               5  Comment Record

       Record Length
               Each  record  has  a single byte Record Length field which specifies the number of
               bytes of information or data which follows the Record Length field of the  record.
               The  maximum  value of the Record Length field is hexadecimal “FF” or 255.  In the
               case of Data Records only, Record Length byte values of zero to two are considered
               to be lengths of 256 to 258, respectively.

       Address Data  and  End  records have a two‐byte Address field in little‐endian byte order.
               For Data records, this is the starting address at  which  to  load  the  remaining
               payload  of  the  record.   In  End  records, this is the address for the start of
               execution of the file, or zero if not applicable.

       Data    Each record has a variable length Data field, it consists of zero or  more  bytes.
               The interpretation of this field depends on the Record Type field.


       This  information  comes  from  the "Program Files" section of TRSDOS‐II Reference Manual,
       Tandy Corporation, 1982.


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