Section: Conduits (1)
Updated: pilot-link - 0.11.8
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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.
pilot-addresses [-p <port>] [-c <category>] [-d <category>] [-r <file> | -w <file>]
(Note that not all available options are shown above)
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.
- -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
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:
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
- -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>
The program will connect to the Palm handheld, and perform 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/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
pilot-addresses has no known bugs at this time.
Report bugs at http://bugs.pilot-link.org/
pilot-addresses originally written by Kenneth Albanowski, this manual
page was written by Robert Wittig <firstname.lastname@example.org> and later
updated by David A. Desrosiers <email@example.com>
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