PRC (Palm OS)
m (Jsummers moved page PRC (PalmOS) to PRC (Palm OS): The consensus seems to be that "Palm OS" has a space in it.)
Revision as of 16:23, 6 September 2017
PRC is an archive-like file format associated with PalmOS. It stores executable code, and related data.
PRC probably stands for Palm Resource, though it is sometimes said to stand for Palm Resource Code, or Palm Resource Compiler.
It is very similar to PDB, but it is not the same format. For example, the resource records that follow the header are 10 bytes each, while for PDB they are 8 bytes each.
The term "PRC" is also associated with PalmDOC and related formats.
In most PRC files, ASCII characters "
appl" appear at offset 60. But in general, it is not easy to identify PRC, and/or to distinguish it from PDB. A few PRC files even have a .pdb file extension.