dlpsh(1) Conduits dlpsh(1)NAMEdlpsh is a command "shell" for executing DLP (Desktop Link Protocol)
commands to a Palm handheld.
SYNOPSISdlpsh [-p <port>]
DESCRIPTIONdlpsh allows the user to connect to a Palm handheld and execute arbi‐
trary DLP commands. Once connected, the user may execute most of the
built-in DLP commands. (See BUILT-IN COMMANDS below for more detail on
currently supported options).
The connection to the Pilot is kept alive by sending a PadTickle packet
to the Pilot after a small period of non-activity. (7 seconds by
There are many options available while connected to your Palm handheld
via dlpsh, including the following.
user Print the currently set User information, including Username,
UserID, PCid, and ViewerID. You may also set these values from
this command as well. Use 'user --help' while connected to see
details on how to set or change these values.
ls Used with -l and -r to provide long and RAM and ROM file lists,
similar to the Unix 'ls' command. This does not yet allow you to
narrow your listing to a certain range of files. It will simply
list them all.
df Display how much RAM and ROM is free on your device, again simi‐
lar to the Unix 'df' command. This does not accept arguments at
time Set the time on the Palm from the currently-set desktop time.
This does not work on OS version 3.3, due to a bug in PalmOS at
rm Remove a file and delete it entirely from the Palm device. This
is an irrevokable process, and you cannot "undelete" a file,
once it has been deleted with this command.
quit Exit the DLP Protocol Shell
While in dlpsh, you can always invoke 'help' or <option> --help to get
further information on that option.
The program will connect to your Palm handheld and give the user an
interactive prompt (a "shell") for executing commands across the DLP
dlpsh has no known bugs at this time.
Report bugs at http://bugs.pilot-link.org/
AUTHORdlpsh was originally written by Chris Stevens <firstname.lastname@example.org> and
Damien Neil <email@example.com>
(c) FSF 1996-2003 pilot-link - 0.11.8 dlpsh(1)