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       pilot-addresses  -  Read and write address book databases to and from a
       Palm handheld.


       pilot-link: Userland conduits




        pilot-addresses [-p|--port <port>] [--version]  [-?|--help]  [--usage]
       [-q|--quiet] [--delete-all] [-t|--delimiter  INT] [-d|--delete-category
       category  ] [-c|--category  category] [-a|--augment] [-r|--read   file]
       [-w|--write   file  ] [-C|--human-readable]


        pilot-addresses  allows  the  user  to  read  all  entries from a Palm
       handheld such as those made by Palm, Handspring, Handera, TRGPro,  Sony
       or  other Palm handheld in the Palm Address Book application, write new
       entries into the database, and delete a category or delete all  entries
       in the database.


       Provide exactly one of --read or --write.


       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).

                           -w, --write=file

       Reads  all  address book records from the Palm Address Book application
       and writes them into  file


   pilot-addresses options
                               -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:


       Empty fields are not augmented.


       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

                               -d, --delete-category

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

       Note that the long name of this option has changed since 0.11.8

                               -D, --delete-all

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

       Note that the long name of this option has changed since 0.11.8

                               --delimiter INT

       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

       Note that the long name of this option has changed since 0.11.8

                               -T, --titles

       Obsolete. This option has been removed since 0.11.8


       Write generic human-readable output instead of CSV.

   Conduit Options
                               --port <port>

       Use device file <port> to communicate with the Palm handheld.  If  this
       is  not  specified,  pilot-addresses  will  look  for  the   $PILOTPORT
       environment variable. If neither are found or supplied, pilot-addresses
       will print the usage information.


       Suppress 'Hit HotSync button' message

                               -v, --version

       Display version of pilot-addresses and exit without connecting.

   Help Options
                               -h, --help

       Display   the  help  synopsis  for  pilot-addresses  and  exit  without


       Display a brief usage message and exit without connecting.


       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 originally written by Kenneth Albanowski, this  manual
       page  was  originally  written by Robert Wittig <> and
       later updated by David A. Desrosiers <> and  Neil
       Williams <>.


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