NAMEz80dasm - Z80 assembly generating disassembler
SYNOPSISz80dasm [ options ] file
DESCRIPTIONz80dasm disassembles a binary file containing Z80 machine code into Z80 assembly language source (including a number of undocumented opcodes). It can try to guess locations of labels in the code or the labels can be specified by hand in the form of a symbol file. If given proper information disassembler can also split the binary file into code and data sections of several different types. Generated source file can be assembled back into the original binary using z80asm, zasm or the original Zilog assembler (when the --zilog option was used).
OPTIONS-a, --address Print the address of the memory location corresponding to each line of assembly code in a comment at the end of the line. -b, --block-def=FILE Read block information from a file. If this option is not specified the default is for the entire file to contain machine code. See BLOCK FILE below. -g, --origin=ORG Specify the start address of the binary code being disassembled. A corresponding org directive is generated in the output file. The argument is read in hexadecimal if it begins with 0x or 0X, in octal if it begins with 0, and in base 10 otherwise. Default is 0x0100. -h, --help Show summary of options and exit. -l, --labels Try to guess label locations from jump instructions and add them to the assembly code. -o, --output=FILE Specify the output file. Default is to write to standard output. -s, --sym-output=FILE Write symbol information into a file. -S, --sym-input=FILE Read symbol information from a file. See SYMBOL FILE below. -t, --source Print the binary data corresponding to each line of assembly code in a comment at the end of the line. Data is printed in hex and ASCII. This is useful for identifying data sections in the first disassembly. -v, --verbose Increase verbosity level. Specify multiple times to be more verbose. Messages are sent to standard error. -V, --version Display version information and exit. -z, --zilog Enable compatibility mode for the original Zilog Z80 assembler. This currently only changes the syntax of relative jumps.
SYMBOL FILESymbol files written by z80dasm can be directly used as input symbol files with the --sym-input option. The following directives are recognized in input symbol files and are propagated from to the output symbol files: include "filename" Include another symbol file. Double quotes are mandatory. Included files must be in the current directory. symbol: equ value Define a symbol with a value. The value is read in hexadecimal if it begins with 0x or 0X, in octal if it begins with 0, and in base 10 otherwise. Default is 0x0100. ; comment All characters between a semi-colon and end of line are ignored.
BLOCK FILEBlock files specify the boundaries between different blocks (sections) of binary data in the disassembler input file. The following directives are recognized: name: start address end address type type Define a block with the start and end address that contains a certain type of binary data. Start address is the 16 bit address of the first byte in the block. End address is the 16 bit address of the last byte in the block plus one. ; comment All characters between a semi-colon and end of line are ignored. The following block types are supported: code Block containing Z80 machine code. Data in this block will be written in Z80 assembly language. bytedata Data block containing separate bytes. Data in this block will be written with defb directives. worddata Data block containing 16 bit words (low order byte first). Data in this block will be written with defw directives. pointers Data block containing 16 bit pointers (low order byte first). This type is equivalent to worddata except that values will be replaced with labels where that is possible.
DIAGNOSTICSIf disassembly was successful z80dasm returns 0. On error diagnostic messages are printed to standard error and z80dasm returns 1.
BUGSPlease report bugs to email@example.com
AUTHORz80dasm is based largely on dz80 , written by Jan Panteltje. Feature enhancements and bug fixes were made by Tomaz Solc.
SEE ALSOz80asm(1) Z80DASM(1)