Provided by: tilp2_1.13-0ubuntu2_amd64 bug


       TiLP2 - a communication program for TI calculators ('Tilp Is a Linking Program')


       tilp   [--help]  [--version]  [-h]  [-v]  [--calc=]  [--cable=]  [--port=  ]  [--timeout=]
       [--delay=] [--no-gui] [filename]


       The TiLP program allows you to backup, restore and archive variables  and/or  applications
       of your Texas Intruments calculator on your computer. It has also additional features such
       as screen dump, remote control, ROM dump, FLASHing.  TiLP  is  a  very  complete  program.
       Moreover, you have the same program for all calculator models.


       The command line of tilp can be used for sending files like variables, backup, FLASH apps,
       OS, TiGroup, ....  You can not do any other operations. If you want more  operations,  you
       have  to  use  the  GUI.  For sending one or more file, simply pass the filename(s) on the
       command line.  If you want to use TiLP from console, use the --no-gui switch.

       Take care: options must be passed before the filename !

       tilp accepts the following options:

       -h, --help
              Display a list of all command line options.

       -v, --version
              Output the version info.

       --no-gui, -n
              Send file(s) without launching any Graphical User  Interface.  All  information  is
              displayed  in the console.  Beware: using this switch disables any overwrite check.
              Use it with care!

       --silent, -s
              Skip questions in no GUI mode. Should be used with --no-gui switch.

       --calc=CALC, CALC
              Select a calculator type: v200, ti92+, ti92, ti89t, ti89, ti86, ti85, ti84+, ti83+,
              ti83, ti82 or ti73.

       --cable=CABLE, CABLE
              Select  a  link  cable type: GrayLink, BlackLink, Parallel, SilverLink, DirectLink,
              VTi, TiEmu.

       --port=PORT, -pPORT
              Specify on which port the link cable is plugged on. Can be null, 1, 2, 3 or 4.

       --timeout=TIMEOUT, -tTIMEOUT
              in tenth of seconds (0.1 s). This is the time while the program wait a response  of
              the  calculator.  Once  this  delay elapsed, the program send a time out error. The
              default value is 1 seconds.

       --delay=DELAY, -dDELAY
              in microseconds. This is the time which separate the transmission of 2 bytes.   The
              default  value  is  5 microseconds. Decrease this value increase the transfer speed
              but decrease the reliability of the transmission.


       Quicly send (no gui) an TI89 file with  a  BlackLink  cable  on  the  second  serial  port
       (/dev/ttyS1 or COM2); timeout is set to 2s:

       tilp --calc=ti89 --cable=BlackLink --port=2 --timeout=20 --no-gui group.89g

       Starting at version 1.13, a new & shorter syntax can be used:

       tilp ti89 blacklink -p2 -t20 -n group.89g


       This  section describes the format of the .tilp config file which is in the home directory
       of the user (Linux) or the tilp.ini file (Win32).  The  file  is  separated  into  several
       sections  (hardware,  gui, calc, external programs, fonts, screen, misc). But, there is no
       order, you can write lines as you want.  A line preceded by the '#' symbol is  a  comment.
       Each line has the following format: option=something.  Every line can be put in any order.
       Beware: any comment added to the file will be  overwritten  !   Below  is  described  each
       option and the possible values:

       version=  Which  version  of TiLP has written the config file. Used to display the Release
       the file and to keep compatibility.

       calc_model= Defines  the  calculator  type.  Choose  one  of  the  following  value  (case
       sensitive): ti82, ti83, ti83+, ti85, ti86, ti89, ti92, ti92+, v200.

       cable_model=  Define  the  link  cable  type (case sensitive). Choose one of the following
       value: GrayLink, BlackLink, Parallel, SilverLink, DirectLink, VTi or TiEmu.

       cable_port= Define the port to use.  You  have  to  choose  one  of  the  following  value
       depending  on your link cable type and the port you want use: parallel port #[1-3], serial
       port #[1-4], virtual port #[1-2], USB port #[1-4].

       cable_timeout= with the timeout value to use in tenth of seconds. Default value: 20.

       cable_delay= with the delay value to use in micro-seconds for  home-made  cables.  Default
       value: 10

       pane_x_size= and pane_y_size= Gives the width and height values of the remote view.

       wnd_x_size1= and wnd_y_size1= Gives the width and height of the windows in full view.

       wnd_x_size2= and wnd_y_size2= Gives the width and height of the windows in simplified view
       (no right frame).

       local_sort= Define the sorting method for the right window. Choose one  of  the  following
       value: name, date, size, user, group, attrib

       local_sort_order=  Define  the  sorting  order for the right window. Choose either 'up' or

       remote_sort= Define the sorting method for the left window. Choose one  of  the  following
       value: name, info, type, size

       remote_sort_order=  Define  the  sorting  order for the left window. Choose either 'up' or

       filesel_type= File selector type (1: gtk, 2: native, 3: kde).

       full_gui= Display the right frame (local view).

       local_path= Use full path when sending variables.

       show_all= Show all files (1) or only TI files (0).

       overwrite= Defines whether tilp ask you confirmation when you delete files/variables.  Use
       carefully !!!

       recv_as_group= Receive set of files as a grouped file if enabled.

       working_dir=  Contains  the  directory that TiLP will list at startup. Can be changed from
       the popup menu.

       remote_font_name= Define the font to use in the left window  (calc  files).  The  font  is
       described by its XFLD (X-Font Logical Description) name.

       local_font_name=  Define the font to use in the right window (computer files). The font is
       described by its XFLD name, such as: -adobe-courier-medium-r-*-*-*-125-*-*-*-*-*-*

       screen_format= Define the image format to use for saving screen captures. It can  be:  xpm
       (1), jpg, bmp, tif, png, pdf and eps (7).

       screen_scaling= Unused.

       screen_clipping=  If enabled, display only the LCD area. Otherwise, displays the full area
       (the hidden part is only useable via ASM programming on TI89).

       screen_blurry= Define whether the image is saved in B&W or saved like a VTi image (dark  &
       light gray).


       Copyright  (C)  1999-2006, Romain Lievin.  Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute
       this software and its documentation for any purpose and without  fee  is  hereby  granted,
       provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright
       notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation.

       This program and its source code is distributed under the terms of the terms  of  the  GNU
       General  Public  License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
       the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY  WARRANTY;
       without  even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
       if  not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston,
       MA 02111-1307, USA.


       The  canonical  place  to  find  TiLP2  and   some   miscellaneous   information   is   at (redirected on You can also
       look at and for others TI related programs for
       Linux. French people can also look at


       Original author (Linux & Win32): Romain Lievin.

       Mac OS-X port by Julien Blache.

       FreeBSD port by Tijl Coosemans.


       Thanks  to  these  people  for  having  lent  me  their calculator: Jean-Pierre and Thomas
       (TI92+), Benoit, Philippe and Florence (TI89), Louis (TI86), Luc (TI85),  Nicolas  (TI83),
       Jean-Philippe  and  Francois  (TI82).   Special thanks to Guillaume for her Grey/Gray TIGL
       link cable.  Thanks to many others (patches, suggestions, ...)


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                                        December 31, 2008                                 TILP(1)