pilot-addresses

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

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

 

SYNOPSIS

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

(Note that not all available options are shown above)

 

DESCRIPTION

pilot-addresses allows the user to read all entries in the Palm Address Book application, write new entries into the database, and delete a category or delete all entries in the database.

 

OPTIONS

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

-h, --help
Display the help synopsis for pilot-addresses.

-v, --version
Display version of pilot-addresses.

-a, --augment
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 can include any of the following below.

<category> # Placed in front of each record or..

Placed in front of each phone number field:

["Work"|"Home"|"Fax"|"Other"|"E-mail"|"Main"|"Pager"|"Mobile"]

Empty fields are not augmented.

-c, --category <category>
Install records to category <category> by default. Normally pilot-addresses uses the Unfiled category by default. This option is overridden by the category specified in the record with the -a option.

-d, --delcat <category>

Delete all records in the specified category <category> before installing new records.

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

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

-r, --read <file>
Reads records from <file> and install them to the Palm Address Book application. (Use the -w <file> option to get a sample "template file" for input records to see how the fields are laid out).

-t, --tdelim <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 augmented information. (Please note that this may generate confusing results when used with the -a option.)

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

-w, --write <file>
Reads all address book records from the Palm Address Book application and writes them into <file>

 

USAGE

The program will connect to the Palm handheld, and perform the requested read or write operation specified by the user.

 

EXAMPLES

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

or

pilot-addresses -p /dev/pilot -w addrbook.csv

To read the address book records in the file addrbook.csv and install them onto the 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

 

BUGS

KNOWN BUGS

pilot-addresses has no known bugs at this time.

REPORTING BUGS

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

 

AUTHOR

pilot-addresses originally written by Kenneth Albanowski, this manual page was written by Robert Wittig <bob.wittig@gt.org> and later updated by David A. Desrosiers <hacker@gnu-designs.com>

 

SEE ALSO

addresses(1) pilot-link(7)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
USAGE
EXAMPLES
BUGS
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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