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Ddbugtopbm User	Manual(0)			     Ddbugtopbm	User Manual(0)

NAME
       ddbugtopbm - convert Diddle or DiddleBug	sketches to PBM	files

SYNOPSIS
       ddbugtopbm

EXAMPLES
       ddbugtopbm </path/to/palm/backup/dir/DiddleBugDB.pdb

       ddbugtopbm </path/to/palm/backup/dir/DiddleDB.pdb

       ddbugtopbm </path/to/palm/backup/dir/DiddleIDB.pdb

DESCRIPTION
       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       ddbugtopbm converts all sketches	present	in a database used by the Pal-
       mOS programs Diddle or DiddleBug	into  appropriately-named  PBM	files.
       The  backup  copy  of  DiddleBug's database you should use as this pro-
       gram's input is usually called DiddleBugDB.pdb.	 Or  if	 you  use  the
       original	Diddle,	it has two separate DBs	- DiddleDB.pdb,	containing un-
       named `scratch' sketches, and DiddleIDB.pdb, containing the saved  (and
       named)  sketches	 which are listed by its `index' option.  You can feed
       this program any	of these three on standard input.

USING THE PROGRAM
       I recommend you not run ddbugtopbm from	your  Palm  backup  directory,
       i.e.  don't  run	it from	the directory the DB will normally be in.  In-
       stead, run it from some other directory (perhaps	you could make	a  di-
       rectory	purely	to hold	the PBM	files, just to keep things simple) and
       use an absolute or relative path	to the DB.

       The filenames used for the output PBMs are based	on the names given  to
       each sketch; if you have	an unnamed sketch, it's	given a	name along the
       lines of	sketch-0123.pbm.

       While the named sketches	will overwrite any existing PBM	file with  the
       same  name,  the	 unnamed  ones	won't -	they'll	just try using another
       filename.  (I think this	is probably the	right approach,	as  you	 can't
       really tell the unnamed sketches	apart.)

LIMITATIONS
       The  DiddleBug  DB reader is only known to work with DBs	from DiddleBug
       version 2.50. But it should probably work  on  later  versions,	and  I
       think it'll work	on DBs from version 2.15 as well.

       It  might  fall	over if	fed an empty database, and doesn't do much (if
       any) checking of	the input.

AUTHOR
       Russell Marks (rus@svgalib.org).

       Mitch Blevins's decompression code is directly from  DiddleBug  itself,
       which like ddbugtopbm is	distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

SEE ALSO
       palmtopnm(1), pbm(5)

       Jens-Chr. Heyer's `didcon' script does something	similar.

HISTORY
       ddbugtopbm  was	new in Netpbm 10.18 (August 2003).  It was written and
       independently distributed in August 2002.

DOCUMENT SOURCE
       This manual page	was generated by the Netpbm tool 'makeman'  from  HTML
       source.	The master documentation is at

	      http://netpbm.sourceforge.net/doc/ddbugtopbm.html

netpbm documentation	       21st August, 2002     Ddbugtopbm	User Manual(0)

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