pilot-getram man page

pilot-getram — Retrieves the RAM image from your Palm device for use in debugging.


pilot-link: Tools


pilot-getram [-p|--port <port>] [--version] [-q|--quiet] [-?|--help] [--usage] [-t|--token token] [-s|--sysinfo] [--ram] [--rom] [filename]


pilot-getram is used to fetch the current RAM image from your Palm handheld for use in debugging.

pilot-getromtoken, pilot-getrom and pilot-getram are inter-related. All relevant code is implemented in pilot-getrom, and you can do pilot-getromtoken --ram filename to get the RAM dump if you like.

Note, because pilot-getrom uses the low-level RPC protocol to fetch the ROM image, and the new OS5 devices do not use this protocol, you currently cannot fetch an OS5 ROM image using this utility. This will be updated in a future release to handle fetching OS5 ROM images, using the debugger protocol.


pilot-getram options

--token token

A ROM token to read (i.e. snum)

-s, --sysinfo

Print SysInfo


Read RAM


Read ROM


Write the RAM image to the file named by <filename>. If this is omitted, the filename will be written out as the RAM version name as follows: ' pilot-$VERSION.ram ', where an OS 3.5 image would be written as the filename of 'pilot-3.5.0.ram'.

Conduit Options

-p, --port

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


Suppress 'Hit HotSync button' message

-v, --version

Display version of pilot-getram and exit without connecting.

Help Options

-h, --help

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


Display a brief usage message and exit without connecting.


Connect to a target Palm handheld and fetch the RAM from the device.


pilot-getram was originally written by Kenneth Albanowski.

This manual page was converted to XML by Neil Williams <linux@codehelp.co.uk>

Reporting Bugs

We have an online bug tracker. Using this is the only way to ensure that your bugs are recorded and that we can track them until they are resolved or closed. Reporting bugs via email, while easy, is not very useful in terms of accountability. Please point your browser to http://bugs.pilot-link.org: http://bugs.pilot-link.org and report your bugs and issues there.

See Also

pilot-getrom (1), pilot-link(7).

Referenced By

pilot-getromtoken(1), pilot-link(7).

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