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    I've been tweaking this program for months and using it for backups and for my rather odd patch development process. It's called palm-rsync. It uses the rsync protocol to transfer files from your computer to a USB-connected webOS device. The transfer is done over the USB cable, not over wifi or via your provider's data connection.

    http://webonastick.com/webos/programs/palm-rsync.txt

    It's a Perl program. Documentation is in the program itself. If you install it into your PATH, you can run "perldoc palm-rsync".

    Notes:
    - Dev mode must be enabled.
    - You must install the optware ipkg feed.
    - You must install the rsync and netcat packages from optware.
    - You are encouraged to know what you're doing.

    EDIT: it's MIT-licensed.

    Have fun!
    Last edited by dsevil; 03/01/2010 at 07:27 PM.
    I maintain the Universal Search Command Line, Hide App Vendors, and Poor Man's Twitter Client patches; the palm-rsync utility; and the rot13 web-distributed app.

    I also have a twitter feed and a web site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyusaku View Post
    xorg's terminal based app uses this, have you seen it?
    It doesn't use palm-rsync because I didn't publish it until a few minutes ago.

    I've skimmed the xorg tools site; it doesn't seem like there's anything about copying files over the USB cable using any protocol, but I'll look closer.
    I maintain the Universal Search Command Line, Hide App Vendors, and Poor Man's Twitter Client patches; the palm-rsync utility; and the rot13 web-distributed app.

    I also have a twitter feed and a web site.
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    Bump for the morning (Eastern Standard Time) crew.
    I maintain the Universal Search Command Line, Hide App Vendors, and Poor Man's Twitter Client patches; the palm-rsync utility; and the rot13 web-distributed app.

    I also have a twitter feed and a web site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsevil View Post
    It doesn't use palm-rsync because I didn't publish it until a few minutes ago.

    I've skimmed the xorg tools site; it doesn't seem like there's anything about copying files over the USB cable using any protocol, but I'll look closer.
    Right, it does over WiFi, not USB....

    Backup Media Drive over WiFi - WebOS Internals
    xorg tools - power tools for power users

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