Pilot-schlep: package up any arbitrary file and sync it to your Palm device

pilot-schlep -p <port> -i filename (to install a file) pilot-schlep -p <port> -f filename (to fetch a file)

Description: Pilot-schlep is part of the pilot-link suite. It is used to install any arbitrary type of file to a Palm-compatible handheld computer that works with pilot-link. Pilot-schlep allows files like MP3s and jpegs to installed on a Palm device. It works by "wrapping" the file in a Palm database format that can be schlepped (ie, tediously dragged) into your device.

As of version 0.11.7 of pilot-link, there is no man page and little documentation for this program. The --help output of the program does not even appear to be correct.

Usage example: pilot-schlep -p /dev/usb/ttyUSB0 -i america.mp3

The installed file is called "Schlep" on the Palm. This action stores the file on the Palm, ready for later retrieval. If, however, you intend to use the file somehow, you'll need a utility like Filez to change the name of the file and possibly move it to an external memory card.

Hint: edit your .bashrc file to include the pilot port, and you won't have to type the "-p /dev/usb/ttyUSB0" part. Add a line like this (pointing to your correct port, of course):

export PILOTPORT=/dev/usb/ttyUSB0

This will simplify working with all pilot-link programs. This usage sample becomes:

pilot-schlep -i america.jpg

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