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pilot-addresses(1)							       pilot-addresses(1)

       pilot-addresses	-  read  and  write  address  book  databases to and from a Palm handheld
       device, such as those made from Palm, Handspring, Handera, TRGPro, Sony or other Palm Com-
       patible Handheld PDA device

       pilot-addresses -p <port> [-c category ] [-d category ] [-r file | -w file ]

       (Note that some options are not shown above)

       pilot-addresses	allows	the  user  to read all entries in the Palm address book database,
       write new entries into the database, and delete a category or delete all  entries  in  the

       The  default serial device used to communicate with a Palm is /dev/pilot.  If the environ-
       ment variable $PILOTPORT is set, its value will override  the  default.	A  serial  device
       specified on the command-line will be used regardless of any $PILOTPORT setting.

       Several options exist, including...

       -p --port <port>,
	      Use  device  file port to communicate with the Palm handheld device. If this is not
	      specified, will look for the $PILOTPORT  environment  variable.  If  both  are  not
	      found, will fall back to /dev/pilot.

       -h --help
	      Display help synopsis for pilot-addresses

       -v --version
	      Display version of pilot-addresses

       -a     Augments fields in address book records with additional information.  The augmented
	      information is placed before and separated from the field with a semi-colon, (;).

	      Augmented information includes:
	      category_name - placed in front of each record or

	      ["Work" | "Home" | "Fax" | "Other" | "E-mail" | "Main" | "Pager"	|  "Mobile"  ]	-
	      placed in front of each phone number field.

	      Empty fields are not augmented.

       -c category
	      Install  records	to  category  category	by default. Normally pilot-addresses uses
	      Unfiled as the default category. This option is overridden by the  category  speci-
	      fied in the record with the -a option.

       -d category
	      Delete all records in the specified category before installing new records.

       -D     Delete  all address book records in all categories. Obviously, be very careful with
	      this one.

       -e     Escape all special characters with a backslash. This enables you to read and  write
	      entries with newline characters in a field or note.

       -q     Causes pilot-addresses to be quiet and not prompt you to press the HotSync button.

       -r file
	      Reads  records  from  file and install them to the Palm address book database. (Use
	      the -w file to get a template file for input records.)

       -t delim
	      Include category in each record, use the delimiter specified to separate all fields
	      of  a record. Delimiters are specified as follows: 3=tab, 2=;, 1=,.  This overrides
	      the default delimiter of comma between fields and semi-colon between a field's aug-
	      mented information. (Please note that this may generate confusing results when used
	      with the -a option.)

       -T     Write a header line with field titles as the first line of the data file.

       -w file
	      Get all address book records from the Palm address book database	and  writes  them
	      into file

       The program will connect to a target device and port, prompt the user to HotSync, and per-
       form the requested read or write operation specified by the user.

       To write all address records in a Palm to the file addrbook.csv:
	      pilot-addresses -w addrbook.csv
	      pilot-addresses -p /dev/irnine -w addrbook.csv

       To read the address book records in the file addrbook.csv and install them on a Palm:
	      pilot-addresses -r addrbook.csv

       To read the address book records in the file addrbook.csv and place  them  into	the  Palm
       address	book  database	category  Special after first deleting all current records in the
       Special category on the palm:
	      pilot-addresses -c Special -d Special -r addrbook.csv


       pilot-addresses has no known bugs.

       Report bugs at http://bugs.pilot-link.org/

       pilot-addresses originally written by Kenneth  Albanowski,  manual  page  was  written  by
       Robert Wittig <bob.wittig@gt.org>.

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