DOS device driver
DOS device drivers (often simply known as SYS files) are stored in a simple binary format.
The filename extension
DEV is used by the FreeDOS printer driver tool
For the block device driver of the compression software Stacker,
which was also included in some versions of the DR-DOS operating system or the Novell DOS and Caldera OpenDOS offshoots,
the filename extension
BIN is used.
Drivers are loaded into a contiguous block of memory; the segment part of data structure pointers is then adjusted to match the loading segment.
Some device drivers are stored in the MZ format instead of the "raw" SYS format.
Most DOS device drivers begin with the magic ID
FF FF FF FF.
- http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/repositories/latest/util/spool.zip → SPOOL.DEV
- https://www.uwe-sieber.de/files/cfg_echo.zip → echo.sys
- http://ftp.uni-bayreuth.de/pc/caldera/DR-DOS.703/images/disk02.144 → STACLOAD.BIN