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PILOT-LINK(7)			 Miscellaneous Information Manual		    PILOT-LINK(7)

NAME
       pilot-link  - a suite of tools for communicating with Palm handheld devices, such as those
       made from Palm, Handspring, Handera, TRGPro, Sony or other Palm	Compatible  Handheld  PDA
       device

DESCRIPTION
       The  pilot-link suite of tools contains a series of conduits for moving information to and
       from your Palm device and your desktop or server/workstation system.

TARGET DEVICE
       All of the pilot-link programs will default to /dev/pilot as the default  device  used  to
       communicate  with  a  Palm. In general, if the environment 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.

       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	limitations. (Be careful about values higher than 115200 on Linux
       boxes if you've been using setserial to change the multiplier.)

USAGE
       Here is a list of programs available from within the pilot-link package as of the date  of
       this manpage.

       addresses
	      dump the Palm address book into a generic text-output format

       debugsh
	      command-line interface to a Palm debug monitor

       dlpsh  command-line  interface to Palm HotSync protocol. This is very useful for debugging
	      potential problems with your serial port. Query the RAM/ROM, list databases, change
	      your UserID or Username, and many more functions.

       getrom program to fetch ROM using getrom.prc or getrom2.prc

       getrom.prc
	      Palm program to help dump a 512K ROM

       getrom2.prc
	      Palm program to help dump a 1024K ROM (used for PalmOS 2.x)

       ietf2datebook
	      convert IETF calendar to format used by install-datebook

       install-datebook
	      import datebook records from a text format into the Palm

       install-memo
	      import Memo records from a text format into the Palm

       install-todos
	      import ToDo records from a text format into the Palm

       install-user
	      modify  User  Preference settings and report additional intormation about the Palm,
	      such as the Network Hotsync ID and Username/UserID

       memos  export memos from the Palm in mailbox format into one file, or one of two  formats:
	      one-file-per-record or one-directory-per-category

       pi-csd this must be running to accept Network HotSync(tm) connects

       pi-getram
	      program that retrieves the RAM from Palm

       pi-getrom
	      program that retrieves ROM from Palm (without getrom.prc)

       pi-getromtoken
	      program  that  retrieves the ROM tokens from the Palm, such as the serial number of
	      the device, if available

       pi-nredir
	      program that accepts connections and redirects them  via	the  Network  HotSync(tm)
	      protocol

       pi-port
	      experimental program to abstract the serial layer from pilot-link

       pilot-addresses
	      import and export records from the Address Book (AddressDB.pdb) on your Palm

       pilot-clip
	      experimental program to import and export data from Palm clipboard

       pilot-debug
	      graphical and command-line program to interface with Palm debug monitor

       pilot-dedupe
	      strips duplicate records from Palm databases

       pilot-file
	      dissect .prc and .pdb files to view header, app_info, and record information

       pilot-mail
	      import  mail  from POP3 mailbox into Palm's default Mail application, and send mail
	      via sendmail. This has been replaced by pilot-mailsync from Hollis Blanchard  <hol-
	      lis@amulet.co.jp>. Please see the CREDITS file for additional information on how to
	      obtain this package.

       pilot-schlep
	      stores a single file of any data type (such  as  .zip  or  .mp3)	on  the  Palm  or
	      retrieves one from the Palm

       pilot-undelete
	      turn previously archived records into normal records by resetting the Dirty bit

       pilot-xfer
	      back  up,  restore,  install  &  delete  Palm databases. The Swiss Army Chainsaw of
	      pilot-link

       read-expenses
	      export Palm expense database into text format

       read-ical
	      export Palm Datebook and ToDo  databases	(DatebookDB.pdb  and  ToDoDB.pdb  respec-
	      tively) into an Ical calendar (ical is required)

       read-notepad
	      reads  record  information  and  images created with the Palm OS4 and later NotePad
	      application

       read-palmpix
	      reads images created with the Kodak PalmPix "snap-on" camera

       read-todos
	      export Palm ToDo database into generic text format

       reminders
	      export Palm Datebook into a 'remind' data file

       sync-plan
	      completely synchronize the Palm  datebook  with  the  Plan  calendar  via  netplan,
	      including authenticating to the netplan server

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

       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 following
       web site:

	      http://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-designs.com>.  The original pilot-unix mail-
       ing list was maintained by Matthew Cravit. Its mandate is:

	      The pilot-unix mailing list is for discussion and idea-sharing for those interested
	      in using your Palm PDA with UNIX systems. This includes people who  are  interested
	      in helping to develop tools to allow the Palm to operate with UNIX, and possibly to
	      develop an SDK for the Palm for Unix.

       For more information, including how to subscribe to the list, please visit  the	following
       page: http://www.pilot-link.org/mailman/listinfo/pilot-unix-ng pilot-link specific mailing
       lists are also available for Development, General, and Announce topics, at the following:

	      http://www.pilot-link.org/mailman/listinfo/pilot-link-devel
	      http://www.pilot-link.org/mailman/listinfo/pilot-link-general
	      http://www.pilot-link.org/mailman/listinfo/pilot-link-announce

SEE ALSO
       dlpsh(1),  ietf2datebook(1),  install-datebook(1),   install-hinote(1),	 install-memo(1),
       install-netsync(1),   install-user(1),  pilot-addresses(1),  pilot-xfer(1),  read-ical(1),
       read-notepad(1), 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

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 updated for this version of  pilot-link
       by David A. Desrosiers <desrod@gnu-designs.com>.

       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.

PATCHES
       All patches should be sent to <pilot-link@pilot-link.org> directly.

FSF				   Palm Computing Device Tools			    PILOT-LINK(7)


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