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pilot-dlpsh - An interactive Desktop Link Protocol (DLP) Shell for your
pilot-dlpsh [-p|--port <port>] [-c|--command STRING]
Execute cmd and exit immediately.
Enter interactive mode
Use device file <port> to communicate with the Palm handheld. If this
is not specified, pilot-dlpsh will look for the $PILOTPORT environment
variable. If the port is missing and $PILOTPORT is not set, pilot-dlpsh
will print the usage information.
Display the copyright information, version number, license details and
build details and exit without connecting.
pilot-dlpsh allows the user to connect to a Palm handheld and execute
arbitrary DLP commands.
pilot-dlpsh can query many different types of information from your
Palm device, such as username, memory capacity, set the time, as well
as other useful functions.
Once connected, the user may execute most of the built-in DLP commands.
(See BUILT-IN COMMANDS below for more detail on currently supported
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
There are many options available while connected to your Palm handheld
via pilot-dlpsh, including the following:
Print the currently set User information, including Username, UserID,
PCid, and ViewerID. You may also set these values from this command as
well. To set these values, simply pass the value to the option, such as
’user John Q. Public’ for example.
Used with -l and -r to provide long and RAM and ROM file lists, similar
to (but slightly different from) 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.
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.
ntp, time, dtp
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.
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, q, exit, bye
Exit the DLP Protocol Shell
Passing commandline options to pilot-dlpsh will allow you to interact
with it in unattended mode, for example: ’pilot-dlpsh -p usb: -c user’
will connect and display the user information, just as if you had
connected interactively and typed ’user’ at the DLP shell prompt.
The program will connect to your Palm handheld and give the user an
interactive prompt (a "shell") for executing commands across the DLP
pilot-dlpsh was originally written by Chris Stevens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
and Damien Neil <email@example.com>
This manual page was updated to XML by Neil Williams
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that your bugs are recorded and that we can track them until they are
resolved or closed. Reporting bugs via email, while easy, is not very
useful in terms of accountability. Please point your browser to
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bugs and issues there.
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Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
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