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PDB(4)                                                                  PDB(4)

NAME

       PDB - (Pilot Database) file format

SYNOPSIS

       #define dmDBNameLength    32/* 31 chars + 1 null terminator */

       struct pdb_header {       /* 78 bytes total */
            char   name[ dmDBNameLength ];
            Word   attributes;
            Word   version;
            DWord  create_time;
            DWord  modify_time;
            DWord  backup_time;
            DWord  modificationNumber;
            DWord  appInfoID;
            DWord  sortInfoID;
            char   type[4];
            char   creator[4];
            DWord  id_seed;
            DWord  nextRecordList;
            Word   numRecords;
       };

       struct pdb_rec_header {   /* 8 bytes total */
            DWord  offset;
            struct {
                   int delete    : 1;
                   int dirty     : 1;
                   int busy      : 1;
                   int secret    : 1;
                   int category  : 4;
            }      attributes;
            char   uniqueID[3];
       }

DESCRIPTION

       The  PDB (Pilot Database) file format is used by all models of the Palm
       Pilot and IBM Workpad.  The format consists of a header followed  by  a
       set of record headers followed by the records themselves.

   Word Sizes
       In  the SYNOPSIS above, the types ``Byte,'' ``Word,'' and ``DWord'' are
       used just as in the Pilot  headers.   The  type  ``Byte''  is  8  bits;
       ``Word''  is  16  bits;  ``DWord''  is  32 bits.  The latter two are in
       big-endian format.

CAVEATS

       1.  The C structures given in the SYNOPSIS above are  illustrative  and
           most  likely  will  not work in actual C code since compilers align
           data members on word boundaries.

       2.  The PDB file format presented here is not official and was  written
           at  the  time  when  PDB file format was not public. It is possibly
           outdated.  The official standard is available on the Palm web page.
           (SEE ALSO)

SEE ALSO

       txt2pdbdoc(1), html2pdbtxt(1), pdbtxt2html(1), doc(4)

       Palm Computing Inc.  Palm File Format Specification, 2000.
       http://www.palmos.com/dev/support/docs/fileformats/front.html

AUTHOR

       Paul   J.   Lucas   <pauljlucas@mac.com>   Updated   by   Erik  Schanze
       <eriks@debian.org>

txt2pdbdoc                      August 20, 2005                         PDB(4)