install-datebook - installs a new datebook entries onto your Palm handheld device
For serial devices, the -p <port> option is required, or you may use the $PILOTPORT envi-
install-datebook -p /dev/ttySX filename [filename filename ...]
For USB devices, the new USB port specification is:
install-datebook -p usb:/dev/ttyUSBX filename [filename filename ...]
install-datebook allows the user to write one or more datebook entries from one or more
source files. Once install-datebook is started, the user must invoke HotSync on the target
device by pressing the HotSync button on the cradle or by tapping on the HotSync icon in
the Palm launcher.
The format of the source file contains one datebook entry on line, containing four tab
separated fields. The fields are start date/time, end date/time, alarm settings, and the
description of datebook entry. This program doesn't yet support repeted entries. The date
and time must be in format understand by parsedate.y. At the very least, the following two
formats are understood:
August 11, 1997 0800 GMT+300
1997/08/11 08:22:33 GMT+300
If either one of the date and time fields is empty, the entry is installed without time.
If the alarm field is empty, the entry is installed without setting any alarms. The alarm
field can contain numbers followed by "m" (minutes), "h" (hours), or "d" (days).
Here are some example lines ("<TAB>" = tab, "<NL>" = newline in these examples):
-> 1997/08/11 0800 GMT+300 <TAB> 1997/08/11 0900 GMT+300 <TAB> <TAB> IETF Registration
-> August 11, 1997 0900 GMT+300 <TAB> August 11, 1997 0930 GMT+300 <TAB> 2m <TAB> Intro-
The program will connect to the target Palm device, and write the datebook-formatted file
given on the command line onto the Palm into the DatebookDB.pdb file.
If no timezone is given, install-datebook will assume the time is in GMT and it will con-
vert it to localtime. If you don't want to write timezone entries to all begin and end
times, set the TZ environment variable to GMT before running this program.
Report bugs at http://bugs.pilot-link.org/
install-datebook was written by Tero Kivinen <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This program was based on
install-todos program written by Robert A. Kaplan <email@example.com>.
Free Software Foundation Palm Computing Device Tools install-datebook(1)