Provided by: rio_1.07-11.1_i386 bug


       rio - program to control a Diamond RIO MP3 player


       rio [options] files ...


       This  manual  page documents briefly the rio command.  This manual page
       was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the  original
       program does not have a manual page.

       rio is a CLI controller for a Diamond Rio MP3 file player.

       The  default  ioport  is  0x378.   If  this  is not the ioport for your
       printer port, you will have to use the -p option.


       Initialization should only be performed on new or corrupt  cards.   You
       can  initialize  with  bad block checking enabled (-iy) which will test
       all blocks on the  internal  or  external  flash  ram  (which  ever  is
       selected)  and  note  all  bad blocks. This process will take some time
       (upto 20 minutes on slow machines).  You can also initialize  with  bad
       block  checking  disabled  (-in)  which  is much quicker but all blocks
       (even bad blocks) will be used.

       If you want to delete all files on the device, the (-za) option  should
       be used instead of using the initialization options mentioned above.


       A summary of options are included below.

       -d     Display Directory

       -iy    initialize with check for bad blocks

       -in    initialize without check for bad blocks

       -x     perform operations on external flash ram

       -u     specify file(s) to upload

       -g     specify file to download

       -f     specify  text  based  playlist  file  which contains files to be

       -z     specify file to delete

       -za    delete all files

       -o     specify new playlist order in quotes

       -p     specify parallel port base IO address, default=0x378

       -v     enable verbose mode

       -di    specify initialization delay

       -dt    specify tx delay

       -dr    specify rx delay


       display directory using parallel port at 0x278

       rio -p 0x278 -d

       initialize (with bad block check) and upload files

       rio -iy -u *.mp3

       delete existing files and upload playlist onto external flash ram

       rio -za -f playlist.txt -x

       initialize, upload files in playlist and then display directory

       rio -d -in -f playlist.txt

       download file then delete it and finally display directory

       rio -d -g mp3Files/song.mp3 -z song.mp3

       reverse playlist order and display directory, also change rx iodelay

       rio -o "5 4 3 2 1" -d -dr 4




       This manual page was written by Vince Mulhollon  <>,  for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).