ROM41CAT Manual Page
rom41cat - a filter to display the function names in an HP41
rom41cat [-x] < rom_file > output_file
rom41cat reads the Function Address Table (FAT) at the start
of an unscrambled HP41 ROM image and displays the names of
the functions (both Mcode and user language (Focal))
contained in that ROM.
If the -x option is not given then the XROM numbers, entry
address of the function, language and name are displayed on
If the -x option is given, then the XROM numbers and
function name are displayed on standard output in a format
that can be stored in a file and read into prog41 as an xrom
definition file. Then prog41 can give the correct names to
functions in this rom. In this case, the names of user
language functions are displayed in the form XROM'name'
Use rom41 to unscramble Eramco rom image files before using
rom41cat to display the function names contained therein.
-x Produce a prog41 xrom definition file
-? Print a message giving program usage to standard error.
The format of the FAT and names for Mcode functions is given
in HP-41 Mcode for Beginners (Ken Emery) The format of names
for user language functions does not appear to be documented
and was discovered by experiment.
If myrom.rom is an Eramco rom image file then
rom41 < myrom.rom | rom41cat
will display the function names, entry points and language
to standard output, while
rom41 < myrom.rom | rom41cat -x
will produce an xrom definition file for prog41 containing
the function names in myrom.rom
Some commonly used HP41 characters have no Ascii equivalents
and are therefore displayed as \nnn octal escape sequences.
Spaces in function names are replaced by underscores since
prog41 can't handle spaces in function names in xrom
definition files. The 'geese' are displayed as the
corresponding punctuation characters.
rom41cat was written by Tony Duell, firstname.lastname@example.org
and has been placed under the GNU Public License version 2.0