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txt2pdbdoc - Text to Doc file converter for Palm Pilots
txt2pdbdoc [-b] [-c] [-v] document-name file.txt file.pdb
txt2pdbdoc -d [-D] [-v] file.pdb [ file.txt ]
txt2pdbdoc converts a plain text file to a Doc(4) file in PDB (Pilot
Database) format used by all models of the Palm Pilot. (It can also
convert a Doc file to plain text.) Resultant PDB files can be
downloaded directly to a Pilot during a HotSync.
The document-name is used in the Document List view of a Doc reader
application on the Pilot.
-b Ordinarily, characters with an ASCII code less than 9 are removed
and both carriage-returns and form-feeds are converted to
newlines. This option suppresses that behavior.
-c Ordinarily, text is compressed. This option suppresses
-d Decode the given Doc file to text either to a file or to standard
output if no file is specified.
-D Do not check the file type/creator of the file to decode. This
option should be specified only if you know for sure that the file
is in fact some sort of Doc file. Attempting to decode non-Doc
files will result in undefined behavior and quite possibly crash.
-v Verbose mode. For encoding, print progress and compression
statistics per 4K of text to standard error as well as overall
statistics when completed; for decoding, print progress in a
-V Print the version number of txt2pdbdoc to standard output and
To convert a text file to Doc file:
txt2pdbdoc ’Through the Looking Glass’ alice.txt alice.pdb
Exits with one of the values given below:
1 Error in command-line options or use.
2 Unable to open source file.
3 Unable to open destination file.
4 Unable to read file.
5 Unable to write file.
6 File is not a Doc file.
7 Doc file uses unknown compression type.
1. Document names are limited to 31 characters in PDB format. Longer
names are truncated but have the 29-31st characters replaced by
‘‘...’’ to indicate truncation.
2. The command isn’t called ‘‘txt2doc’’ to avoid confusion about
possibly having anything to do with Microsoft Word documents that
use the .doc extension.
html2pdbtxt(1), pdbtxt2html(1), doc(4), pdb(4)
Paul J. Lucas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
txt2pdbdoc January 21, 2005 txt2pdbdoc(1)