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15 petcat

The petcat program is a text conversion utility, it can convert between ASCII, PETSCII and tokenized BASIC.

15.1 petcat command line options

-help
Output help text
-?
Same as above
-version
show petcat version string and exit
-v
verbose output
-c
controls (interpret also control codes) (default if textmode)
-nc
no controls (suppress control codes in printout) (default if non-textmode)
-ic
interpret control codes case-insensitive
-d
output raw codes in decimal
-h
write header (default if output is stdout)
-nh
no header (default if output is a file)
-skip <n>
Skip <n> bytes in the beginning of input file. Ignored on P00.
-text
Force text mode
-<version>
use keywords for <version> instead of the v7.0 ones
-w<version>
tokenize using keywords on specified Basic version.
-k<version>
list all keywords for the specified Basic version
-k
list all Basic versions available.
-l
Specify load address for program (in hex, no loading chars!).
-o <name>
Specify the output file name
-f
Force overwritten the output file. The default depends on the BASIC version.

BASIC Versions:

10
Basic v10.0 (C65/C64DX)
1p
Basic v1.0 (PET)
2
Basic v2.0 (C64/VIC20/PET)
3
Basic v3.5 (C16)
40
Basic v4.0 (PET/CBM2)
4e
Basic v2.0 with Basic v4.0 extension (C64)
4v
Basic v2.0 with Basic v4.0 extension (VIC20)
5
Basic v2.0 with Basic v5.0 extension (VIC20)
70
Basic v7.0 (C128)
71
Basic v7.0 with Basic v7.1 extension (C128)
a
Basic v2.0 with AtBasic (C64)
bk
Basic v2.0 with Kipper Basic (C64)
blarg
Basic v2.0 with Blarg (C64)
bob
Basic v2.0 with Basic on Bails (C64)
bsx
Basic v2.0 with Basex (C64)
bwarsaw
Basic v2.0 with Warsaw Basic (C64)
bws
Basic v2.0 with WS Basic (C64)
bwsf
Basic v2.0 with WS Basic final (C64)
drago
Basic v2.0 with Drago basic v2.2 (C64)
easy
Basic v2.0 with Easy Basic (VIC20)
eve
Basic v2.0 with Eve Basic (C64)
exp20
Basic v2.0 with Expanded Basic (VIC20)
exp64
Basic v2.0 with Expanded Basic (C64)
f
Basic v2.0 with Final Cartridge III (C64)
game
Basic v2.0 with Game Basic (C64)
graph
Basic v2.0 with Graphics basic (C64)
lightning
Basic v2.0 with Basic Lightning (C64)
magic
Basic v2.0 with Magic Basic (C64)
mighty
Basic v2.0 with Mighty Basic by Craig Bruce (VIC20)
pegasus
Basic v2.0 with Pegasus Basic v4.0 (C64)
reu
Basic v2.0 with REU-Basic (C64)
simon
Basic v2.0 with Simons' Basic extension (C64)
speech
Basic v2.0 with Speech Basic v2.7 (C64)
superbas
Basic v2.0 with Super Basic (C64)
superexp
Basic v2.0 with Super Expander (VIC20)
supergra
Basic v2.0 with Supergrafik 64 (C64)
sxc
Basic v2.0 with Super Expander Chip (C64)
tt64
Basic v2.0 with The Tool 64 (C64)
turtle
Basic v2.0 with Turtle Basic by Craig Bruce (VIC20)
ultra
Basic v2.0 with Ultrabasic-64 (C64)
xbasic
Basic v2.0 with Xbasic (C64)

15.2 petcat examples

petcat -2 -o outputfile.txt -- inputfile.prg
Convert inputfile.prg to a text file in outputfile.txt, using BASIC V2 only
petcat -wsimon -o outputfile.prg -- inputfile.txt
Convert inputfile.txt to a PRG file in outputfile.prg, using Simons' BASIC


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