Format of '.tap' files on bitsavers ...
eric at brouhaha.com
Sat Mar 12 01:56:38 CST 2005
John Sambrook wrote:
> Anyone know the format of ".tap" files found on
> www.bitsavers.org/bits/... ?
It's John Wilson's tape image file format.
A data record consists of a four byte record length, the data,
then another copy of the record length. The record length is stored
in little-endian byte order.
A tape mark is fourbytes of zeros.
There are no extra padding bytes to force any alignment.
Bob Subnik's SIMH tape image file format is similar except that it
uses 16-bit alignment. SIMH comes with utilities to convert the
There are also some simple tape image utilities at:
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