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       gsmpb - GSM mobile phone phonebook manipulation program


       gsmpb  [  -b  baudrate ] [ --baudrate baudrate ] [ -c ] [ --copy ] [ -d
       destination device or file ] [ --destination destination device or file
       ] [ -h ] [ --help ] [ -i ] [ --index ] [ -I init string ] [ --init init
       string ] [ -p phonebook name ] [ --phonebook  phonebook  name  ]  [  -s
       source  device  or  file  ]  [  --source  source  device or file ] [ -t
       character set ] [ --charset character set ] [ -v ] [ --version ] [ -V ]
       [ --verbose ] [ -X ] [ --xonxoff ] [ -y ] [ --synchronize ]


       gsmpb  can store or retrieve phonebook entries residing in a GSM mobile
       phone’s phonebook to or from a file. A  synchronization  mode  is  also

       gsmpb  reads  entries from the source which can be a mobile phone (if a
       serial device file is given) or a file (if a file name is  given).  The
       source   is  never  modified.  gsmpb  writes  phonebook  entries  to  a
       destination file or device.  Depending on the mode the source is copied
       to  the  destination  file,  thus  overwriting  the destination, or the
       destination is synchronized with regard to  the  source  which  is  the
       default (details see below).

       If  "-"  is  given  as  the parameter for the --source or --destination
       options, the phonebook is read from standard input  and/or  written  to
       standard output, respectively.

       Phonebook  entries  names are encoded using the GSM default alphabet in
       the mobile phone, whereas they are stored using the Latin-1 encoding in
       phonebook  files.  When  reading  phonebook entries from a mobile phone
       entry names are converted from the GSM default to  Latin-1.  Characters
       that  can not be converted to Latin-1 are encoded as character code 172
       (Latin-1 boolean "not"). When writing file-based phonebook entries to a
       mobile  phone  a  conversion  to  the GSM default alphabet takes place.
       Characters that can not be converted are encoded  as  GSM  delta  (code
       16).  If the default character set has been changed using the --charset
       option no conversion takes place.

       Error messages are printed to the standard error output. If the program
       terminates on error the error code 1 is returned.


       -b baudrate, --baudrate baudrate
              The baud rate to use. The default baudrate is 38400.

       -c, --copy
              This  causes  the  contents  of  the  source to be copied to the
              destination. After this operation the  destination  has  exactly
              the same contents as the source.

       -d destination, --destination destination
              The destination device or file.

       -h, --help
              Prints an option summary.

       -I init string, --init init string
              Initialization  string  to  send to the TA (default: "E0"). Note
              that the sequence "ATZ" is sent first.

       -i, --index
              If the index position is given, gsmpb preserves  the  assignment
              of entries to memory slots in the mobile phone’s phonebook. This
              can be used to backup phonebook entries with their position into
              a phonebook file or to change the position of entries by editing
              a phonebook file and writing them back to the mobile phone.   If
              this  option is given the phonebook file used as the source must
              contain indices for every  entry.  Additionally,  these  indices
              must  be unique, ie. it is not allowed to assign one entry twice
              to a specific position in the mobile phone’s phonebook.

       -p phonebook, --phonebook phonebook
              The name of the phonebook to read from or write to. This is only
              used  for  device  sources  and destinations. Commonly available
              phonebooks are:

              FD SIM fixdialling-phonebook

              LD SIM last-dialling-phonebook

              ME ME phonebook

              MT combined ME and SIM phonebook

              SM SIM phonebook

              TA TA phonebook

       -s source, --source source
              The source device or file.

       -t character set, --charset character set
              Set  the  character  set  to  use  for   phonebook
              operations  (default is the GSM default alphabet).

       -v, --version
              Prints the program version.

       -V, --verbose
              Prints out a detailed progress report.

       -X, --xonxoff
              Uses software handshaking (XON/XOFF) for accessing
              the device.

       -y, --synchronize
              This  causes  the  contents  of  the  source to be
              synchronized  with  the   destination   (default).
              Synchronization in this context means:

              - If the source contains an entry with a name that
                does not exist in the destination this entry  is
                added to the destination.

              - If the source contains an entry with a name that
                can also be found in the destination, the  entry
                in  the  destination  is  overwritten  (ie.  the
                telephone number is  updated).  Exception:  More
                then  one  entry  with  the  name  exists in the
                destination. In this case the new entry ist just

              - Entries  in the destination that do not exist in
                the source are deleted.

              Note  that  synchronization  has   the   following
              properties   that   differ   from   copying:  This
              algorithm  does  not  change   the   location   of
              unchanged  entries  in  the destination phonebook.
              The synchronization function is not case-sensitive
              when comparing names.


       Phonebook  entries  are stored in phonebook files that are
       meant to be human-readable and  -editable.  There  is  one
       phonebook entry per line, and each line has the format:

       index|text|phone number

       The fields have the following meanings:

       index  The  index  of  the  entry which must be a positive
              number. The index may also be empty. Indices can be
              used  in  conjunction  with  the  --index option to
              store the entry into a  specific  position  in  the
              mobile phone.

       text   Descriptive  text  for  the  entry.  The  text  may
              contain the special characters ’\’,  ’|’,  carriage
              return  (ASCII  code  13), or line feed (ASCII code
              10). These must be written "\\", "\|", "\r",  "\n",
              respectively.   The   text   should   only  contain
              characters  that  can  be  encoded  using  the  GSM
              default alphabet (see comments above).

       phone number
              Phone  numbers can only contains the digits 0-9 and
              the ’+’ sign. A ’+’ sign denotes  an  international


       The  following invocation of gsmpb synchronizes the mobile
       phone’s SIM phonebook with the file $HOME/.phonebook:

       gsmpb --synchronize -b 19200 -d /dev/mobilephone \
             -s $HOME/.phonebook -p "SM"


       Peter Hofmann <>


       Report bugs to  Include a complete, self-
       contained   example   that   will  allow  the  bug  to  be
       reproduced, and say which version of gsmpb you are  using.


       Copyright © 1999 Peter Hofmann

       gsmpb  is  free  software;  you can redistribute it and/or
       modify it under the  terms  of  the  GNU  Library  General
       Public   License   as   published  by  the  Free  Software
       Foundation; either version 2,  or  (at  your  option)  any
       later version.

       gsmpb  is  distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
       but  WITHOUT  ANY  WARRANTY;  without  even  the   implied
       PURPOSE.  See the GNU Library General Public  License  for
       more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU Library General
       Public License along with gsmpb; see the file COPYING.  If
       not,  write to the Free Software Foundation, 675 Mass Ave,
       Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.


       gsminfo(7),    gsmctl(1),    gsmsendsms(1),    gsmsmsd(8),