PIP Image Format
PIP image format is two 12 bit words converted to 3 8 bit characters. This format gives an exact copy of any file type. If the file is a .BN file this gives a file you can use with a paper tape reader as a normal binary file. The file is created as:
.PIP
*PTP:<FILE.EX/I

To read a file in under an emulator attach the file to the paper tape reader and use:
.PIP
*FILE.EX<PTR:/I

This doesn't work well with real paper tape since you must start with exactly the correct character. The Kermit ENCODE and DECODE format is better for transfering files to a real PDP-8.



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