plist - Man Page

list contents of output files generated by AS


plist [ file name ]


PLIST is a program to list the contents of code output files generated by AS, a cross assembler for a variety of microprocessors and -controllers. PLIST takes only one argument: the name of the file to list.  If [ name ] does not have an extension, the default extension '.p' will be added automatically.  The output consists of a single line for each record in  the file, listing the target processor, target address space, number of  code/data bytes, and start/stop address.  Note that the difference between  the start and stop address need not equal the number of bytes, since there are target processors whose memory is not bytewise-organized.  The records that specify entry address and file creator have a different layout and therefore have a little bit different look in PLIST's output.

PLIST does not accept multiple file arguments; processing of several files must be done with individual calls.

Command-Line Parameters


National Language Support

plist supports national languages in the same way as AS.  See the manual page for asl(1) for more information about this.

Return Codes

plist may return with the following codes:


no errors.


incorrect command line parameters.




An input file had an incorrect format.


To list the contents of a code file file1.p, use:

plist file1

There aren't more meaningful examples, as PLIST does not have any command line parameters.


If PLIST is started without any argument, it will prompt for a file's name.

See Also

asl(1), pbind(1), p2hex(1), p2bin(1)


PLIST originally appeared as an AS tool in 1992, written in Borland-Pascal, and was ported to C and UNIX in 1996.


There are too few options.


Alfred Arnold (

Referenced By

alink(1), asl(1), p2bin(1), p2hex(1), pbind(1).