Though the general usage of Pilot-Link package is beyond the scope of this manual we will tell you enough to transfer your databases on the Palm using Pilot-Link. On Unix and OS/2 you have mainly two choices:
We encourage you to use the first method as it is easier and does not
require working perl and pilot-link's perl-interface on your system.
The perl based conduit may offer you some advantages though, so its
covered in the advanced topics. Please have a look there.
The usage of pilot-xfer is quite simple. Provided you set up the package correctly (on OS/2 this is done by the installer) all you need to do is
% pilot-xfer -i FILE ...
This will prompt you to press the hotsync button and then transfer the
database to your handheld. On OS/2 you can of course use the WPS to do
this. Simply open the folder where you stored your databases and
double-click on the one you want to install. (The GUI-installer has
set up he appropriate connections for you already.)
Hint: In case you have more than one database to transfer you can also use the -r switch and invoke pilot-link the following way to transfer all databases within a directory at once
% pilot-xfer -r DIR
Hint: For OS/2 users. If you need to do this very often you might want to enhance the context menu of your database folder by this function. Actually this is quite easy. Just create a program object that contains the necessary call with all parameters needed (in the program field just enter pilot-xfer.exe, in the parameters field you might want to enter -r .. Note the full-stop in the argument), then open your folder settings and go to the Menu page. Now simply drop the newly created program object in the lower list box and name it appropriately using the Settings... button. Now the context menu of your folder will have an additional entry to transfer the whole folder to your hand-held. You might want to generate a shadow of that folder on your desktop for easy access.