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dlpsh

Section: Conduits (1)
Updated: pilot-link - 0.11.8
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NAME

dlpsh is a command "shell" for executing DLP (Desktop Link Protocol) commands to a Palm handheld.

 

SYNOPSIS

dlpsh [-p <port>]

 

DESCRIPTION

dlpsh allows the user to connect to a Palm handheld and execute arbitrary DLP commands. Once connected, the user may execute most of the built-in DLP commands. (See BUILT-IN COMMANDS below for more detail on currently supported options).


The connection to the Pilot is kept alive by sending a PadTickle packet to the Pilot after a small period of non-activity. (7 seconds by default)

 

BUILT-IN COMMANDS

There are many options available while connected to your Palm handheld via dlpsh, including the following.

user
Print the currently set User information, including Username, UserID, PCid, and ViewerID. You may also set these values from this command as well. Use 'user --help' while connected to see details on how to set or change these values.

ls
Used with -l and -r to provide long and RAM and ROM file lists, similar to the Unix 'ls' command. This does not yet allow you to narrow your listing to a certain range of files. It will simply list them all.

df
Display how much RAM and ROM is free on your device, again similar to the Unix 'df' command. This does not accept arguments at this time.

time
Set the time on the Palm from the currently-set desktop time. This does not work on OS version 3.3, due to a bug in PalmOS at that time.

rm
Remove a file and delete it entirely from the Palm device. This is an irrevokable process, and you cannot "undelete" a file, once it has been deleted with this command.

quit
Exit the DLP Protocol Shell

 

OPTIONS

While in dlpsh, you can always invoke 'help' or <option> --help to get further information on that option.

 

USAGE

The program will connect to your Palm handheld and give the user an interactive prompt (a "shell") for executing commands across the DLP HotSync protocol.

 

BUGS

KNOWN BUGS
    

dlpsh has no known bugs at this time.
   

REPORTING BUGS
   

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

AUTHOR

dlpsh was originally written by Chris Stevens <stevens@rpi.edu> and Damien Neil <neild@rpi.edu>


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
BUILT-IN COMMANDS
OPTIONS
USAGE
BUGS
AUTHOR

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