pilot-read-expenses man page

pilot-read-expenses — Export Palm Expense application data in a text format.


pilot-link: Userland conduits


pilot-read-expenses [-p|--port <port>] [-q|--quiet] [--version] [-?|--help] [--usage] [-w|--write]


pilot-read-expenses is used to output the Expense data in a simple text format, which can be used to import into any other application you wish, such as Excel or other application.

If you have expense entries saved on your Palm in the ExpenseDB.pdb file, you can export them to a simple text format, and redirect that to a file/pipe, or STDOUT (the default) using pilot-read-expenses.

The output data will resemble something like the following:

Category: Unfiled Type:   5 Payment:   7 Currency:  23 Amount: 400.00 Vendor: Super Salads City: Westerly
Attendees: Joe, Mary, Bob Note: Some simple note text Date: Fri May 9 00:00:00 2004


pilot-read-expenses option

-w, --write

Write out the expense data

Conduit Options

-p, --port port

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


Suppress 'Hit HotSync button' message

-v, --version

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

Help Options

-h, --help

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


Display a brief usage message and exit without connecting.


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

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

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See Also


See Also

install-expenses (1), pilot-link(7).


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