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pilot-link(7)			  PILOT-LINK			 pilot-link(7)

NAME
       pilot-link  -  A	 suite of tools	for communicating with Palm handhelds,
       such as those made by Palm, Handspring, Handera,	TRGPro,	Sony or	 other
       Palm Compatible Handheld	PDA device.

SECTION
       Pilot-link: Overview

DESCRIPTION
       The pilot-link suite of tools contains a	series of conduits, libraries,
       and language bindings for moving	information to and from	your Palm  de-
       vice  and  your desktop or server/workstation system, as	well as	across
       the network.

TARGET DEVICE
       The /dev/pilot fallback has been	 removed  in  v0.12.  The  environment
       variable	 $PILOTPORT  can  be set in your shell,	to save	specifying the
       port each time. A serial	device specified on the	command-line  will  be
       used  regardless	 of  any $PILOTPORT setting. If	$PILOTPORT is not set,
       and -p is not supplied, all conduits in pilot-link will print the usage
       information.  The default connection rate is 9600 baud. You are welcome
       to try higher baud rates	(19200,	38400, 57600 or	higher)	by setting the
       $PILOTRATE environment variable,	but various machines have various lim-
       itations. (Be careful about values higher than 115200  on  older	 Linux
       boxes if	you've been using setserial to change the multiplier).

CONDUITS
       A  complete list	of conduits available from within the pilot-link pack-
       age as of the date of this manpage. If you invoke any of	 the  conduits
       from  pilot-link	 with no command-line arguments	at all,	the usage sum-
       mary will be printed.

       Note that there are widespread changes in this release -	some  conduits
       have  been  merged,  a  lot have	had new	options	added and some options
       have been renamed or removed.

   addresses
       DEPRECATED: Use pilot-addresses --write|--human-readable	instead.

   pilot-hinotes
       Syncronize your Hi-Notes	database with your desktop machine.

   install-datebook
       installs	a new datebook entry onto your Palm handheld.

   pilot-install-expenses
       Install an expense record from various parameters and arguments	passed
       at connection time.

   install-hinote
       Install local files into	your Hi-Note database on your Palm handheld.

   install-memo
       Installs	a new Memo Pad entry onto your Palm handheld.

   pilot-install-netsync
       reads  or  sets	the  Network Preferences information on	a Palm Device.
       Modifies	the "Network Preference" settings and reports  additional  in-
       tormation  about	the Palm, such as the IP, hostname, and	other informa-
       tion as they are	set on the Palm.

   install-todo
       Updates the Palm	ToDo list with one new entry.

   install-todos
       Updates the Palm	ToDo list with entries from a local file.

   install-user
       Reads or	sets a Palm User and UserID on a  Palm	Device.	 Modifies  the
       "User Preference" settings and reports additional intormation about the
       Palm, such as the Username and UserID as	they are set on	the Palm

   pilot-memos
       Manipulate Memo entries from a file or your Palm	device.

   pilot-addresses
       Read and	write address book databases to	and from a Palm	handheld.

       Changes in 0.12:	Incorporates functionality from	the now	deprecated ad-
       dresses conduit.

   pilot-archive
       DEPRECATED: Use pilot-read-todos	-w --archived instead.

   pilot-clip
       Get or Set the Palm Clipboard contents from STDOUT/STDIN.

   pilot-dedupe
       Removes duplicate records from any Palm database.

   pilot-file
       Dump application	and header information from your local PRC/PDB files.

   pilot-foto
       Palm 'Foto' Image Installer/Remover/Fetcher/Converter

   pilot-read-screenshot
       Read screenshots	from Palm (ScreenShotDB).

   pilot-schlep
       Package up any arbitrary	file and sync it to your Palm device.

   pilot-foto-treo600
       Copies  Treo  600 foto databases	to current directory and extracts .jpg
       files from them.

   pilot-foto-treo650
       Copies Treo 600 images and videos to the	current	directory

   pilot-wav
       Decodes Palm Voice Memo files to	wav files you can read

   pilot-xfer
       Backup, sync, and restore databases from	a Palm handheld	device.

   pilot-read-expenses
       Export Palm Expense application data in a text format.

   pilot-read-ical
       Exports the DatebookDB and/or  ToDo  applications  (DatebookDB.pdb  and
       ToDoDB.pdb  respectively) to Ical format. (The ical application must be
       installed and working on	your system first. This	is NOT the same	 thing
       as the iCal Calendar format, however).

   pilot-read-notepad
       List  the  record  information  found in	the Palm Notepad (Palm OS4 and
       later) application.

   pilot-read-palmpix
       Convert all pictures in the files given or found	on a Palm handheld.

   pilot-read-todos
       Syncronize your Palm ToDo application's database	with your desktop  ma-
       chine.

   pilot-read-veo
       Synchronize your	Veo Traveler databases

   pilot-reminders
       Exports your Palm Datebook database into	a 'remind' data	file format.

TOOLS
   pilot-debugsh
       Simple debugging	console	for a Palm Handheld device (deprecated).

   pilot-dlpsh
       An  interactive Desktop Link Protocol (DLP) Shell for your Palm device.
       This is very useful for debugging potential problems with  your	serial
       port.  Query  the  RAM/ROM, list	databases, change your UserID or User-
       name, and many other useful functions. This is the "Swiss  Army	Knife"
       of any of pilot-link's tools.

   pilot-csd
       Connection Service Daemon for Palm Devices

   pilot-getram
       Retrieves the RAM image from your Palm device for use in	debugging.

   pilot-getrom
       Retrieves the ROM image from your Palm device for use in	debugging.

   pilot-getromtoken
       Reads a ROM token from a	Palm Handheld device.

   pilot-nredir
       Accept connection and redirect via Network Hotsync Protocol.

PERL SCRIPTS
       (Available from the source code,	not always installed from packages).

   pilot-ietf2datebook.pl
       Converts	IETF agenda format to install-datebook format

   pilot-undelete.pl
       Turn  previously	archived records into normal (non-archived) records by
       resetting the "dirty" bit.

   pilot-sync-plan.pl
       completely synchronize the Palm datebook	with the "plan"	 calendar  via
       netplan,	including authenticating to the	netplan	server itself.

ADVANCED PROGRAMS
       Some of these programs are not intended for general end-users. More de-
       tailed documentation on their usage can	be  obtained  by  reading  the
       source of the application itself.

   ccexample
       test program demonstrating C++ interface.

   iambicexample
       test program demonstrating C++ interface.

   validate
       experimental program to test C++	features.

OBTAINING
       The  most current version of the	pilot-link suite of tools can be found
       at the pilot link homepage: http://www.pilot-link.org/

MAILING	LIST
       The original pilot-unix mailing list has	been taken offline, and	is now
       being  hosted  and  maintained  by  David A. Desrosiers <desrod@gnu-de-
       signs.com>. The original	pilot-unix  mailing  list  was	maintained  by
       Matthew Cravit. Its mandate was:

       The  pilot-unix	mailing	 list is for discussion	and "idea-sharing" for
       those interested	in using your Palm handheld with  UNIX	systems.  This
       includes	people who are interested in helping to	develop	tools to allow
       the Palm	to operate with	UNIX and other POSIX systems, and possibly  to
       develop an SDK (Software	Develop- ment Kit) for the Palm	for Unix.

       For  more  information,	including  how	to subscribe to	the pilot-link
       mailing lists, please visit the pilot-link  mailing  list  subscription
       page:

       http://lists.pilot-link.org/

       pilot-link  specific  mailing lists are also available for Development,
       General,	and Announce topics, at	the following:

       http://lists.pilot-link.org/mailman/listinfo/pilot-link-devel

       http://lists.pilot-link.org/mailman/listinfo/pilot-link-general

       http://lists.pilot-link.org/mailman/listinfo/pilot-link-announce

AUTHOR
       Most of the pilot-link tools were written by Kenneth  Albanowski.  This
       manual  page was	written	by David H. Silber <pilot@orbits.com>, and up-
       dated for version 0.12 of pilot-link by	Neil  Williams	<  linux@code-
       help.co.uk > .

       Current maintainer of pilot-link	as of the authoring of this manpage is
       David A.	Desrosiers <desrod@gnu-designs.com>.

       Any questions or	problems with pilot-link should	 be  directed  at  the
       various	 pilot-link   mailing lists or to the irc channel dedicated to
       supporting pilot-link at	 irc.pilot-link.org  in	your  irc  application
       (not a web browser).

PATCHES
       All  patches  you  wish	to  submit  should  be	sent  to  <patches@pi-
       lot-link.org> directly, with a brief explanation	of what	the patch adds
       or  fixes. Please make sure to send your	patched	in unified diff	format
       (diff -u).

SEE ALSO
	pilot-addresses(1), pilot-dlpsh(1), pilot-hinotes(1), pilot-ietf2date-
       book(1),	  pilot-install-datebook(1),   pilot-install-expenses(1),  pi-
       lot-install-hinote(1), pilot-install-memo(1), pilot-install-netsync(1),
       pilot-install-user(1),	pilot-getrom(1),   pilot-getram(1),  pilot-ad-
       dresses(1), pilot-xfer(1),  pilot-read-ical(1),	pilot-read-notepad(1),
       pilot-read-palmpix(1)

       David  Silber  <pilot@orbits.com>  has written a	Pilot HOWTO, which you
       can find	at http://www.sgmltools.org/HOWTO/Pilot-HOWTO/t1.html

0.12.5			    Copyright 1996-2007	FSF		 pilot-link(7)

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