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pilot-read-ical - Man Page

Exports the DatebookDB and/or ToDo applications to ical format.


pilot-link: Userland conduits


pilot-read-ical [-p|--port <port>] [--version] [-?|--help] [-q|--quiet] [--usage] [-d|--datebook] [-t|--pubtext  pubtext] [-f|--file  file]


Note, this is not the same as the iCal calendar format.

pilot-read-ical allows the user to retrieve the contents of the ToDo and Datebook databases on a Palm handheld, and convert their contents to an Ical calendar.

Note that the calendar file named by filename will be deleted, so do not use your main calendar. Instead, use a separate one for this purpose, and include it in your main calendar.

As pilot-read-ical works by passing a script to ical, the ical application must be in your $PATH.


pilot-read-ical options

                       -d, --datebook

Datebook only, no ToDos

                       --pubtext pubtext

Replace text of items not started with a bullet with pubtext

                       --file file

This is the file in which the ical-formatted data should be saved. Note that this will be deleted, so do not use your primary calendar file. See Description for details.

Conduit Options

                       -p, --port port

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


Suppress 'Hit HotSync button' message

                       -v, --version

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

Help Options

                       -h, --help.

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


Display a brief usage message and exit without connecting.


The program will connect to a target device, retrieve the ToDo and Datebook databases (ToDoDB.pdb and DatebookDB.pdb respectively), then instruct ical to write a calendar file based on the retrieved information.


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

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

Reporting Bugs

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See Also


Referenced By

ietf2datebook(1), pilot-link(7).

Copyright 1996-2007 FSF 0.12.5 PILOT-LINK