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       pilot-read-ical - Exports the DatebookDB and/or ToDo applications to ical format.


       pilot-link: Userland conduits


        pilot-read-ical   [-p|--port   <port>]  [--version]  [-?|--help]  [-q|--quiet]  [--usage]
       [-d|--datebook] [-t|--pubtext  pubtext] [-f|--file  file]


       Note, this is not the same as the iCal calendar format.

        pilot-read-ical allows the user to  retrieve  the  contents  of  the  ToDo  and  Datebook
       databases on a Palm handheld, and convert their contents to an Ical calendar.

       Note  that  the  calendar  file named by filename will be deleted, so do not use your main
       calendar. Instead, use a separate one for this  purpose,  and  include  it  in  your  main

       As pilot-read-ical works by passing a script to ical, the ical application must be in your


   pilot-read-ical options
                               -d, --datebook

       Datebook only, no ToDos

                               --pubtext pubtext

       Replace text of items not started with a bullet with pubtext

                               --file file

       This is the file in which the ical-formatted data should be saved. Note that this will  be
       deleted, so do not use your primary calendar file. See DESCRIPTION for details.

   Conduit Options
                               -p, --port port

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


       Suppress 'Hit HotSync button' message

                               -v, --version

       Display version of pilot-read-ical and exit without connecting.

   Help Options
                               -h, --help.

       Display the help synopsis for pilot-read-ical and exit without connecting.


       Display a brief usage message and exit without connecting.


       The  program  will  connect  to  a target device, retrieve the ToDo and Datebook databases
       (ToDoDB.pdb and DatebookDB.pdb respectively), then instruct ical to write a calendar  file
       based on the retrieved information.


        pilot-read-ical was originally written by Kenneth Albanowski.

       This manual page was converted to XML by Neil Williams <>


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