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Ddbugtopbm User Manual(0)                            Ddbugtopbm User Manual(0)

       ddbugtopbm - convert Diddle or DiddleBug sketches to PBM files


       ddbugtopbm </path/to/palm/backup/dir/DiddleBugDB.pdb

       ddbugtopbm </path/to/palm/backup/dir/DiddleDB.pdb

       ddbugtopbm </path/to/palm/backup/dir/DiddleIDB.pdb

       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       ddbugtopbm  converts  all  sketches  present in a database used by the PalmOS programs Diddle or DiddleBug into
       appropriately-named PBM files.  The backup copy of DiddleBug's database you should use as this program's  input
       is  usually called DiddleBugDB.pdb.  Or if you use the original Diddle, it has two separate DBs - DiddleDB.pdb,
       containing unnamed 'scratch' sketches, and DiddleIDB.pdb, containing the saved (and named) sketches  which  are
       listed by its 'index' option.  You can feed this program any of these three on standard input.

       I recommend you not run ddbugtopbm from your Palm backup directory, i.e. don't run it from the directory the DB
       will normally be in.  Instead, run it from some other directory (perhaps you could make a directory  purely  to
       hold the PBM files, just to keep things simple) and use an absolute or relative path to the DB.

       The  filenames  used  for  the  output PBMs are based on the names given to each sketch; if you have an unnamed
       sketch, it's given a name along the lines of sketch-0123.pbm.

       While the named sketches will overwrite any existing PBM file with the same name,  the  unnamed  ones  won't  -
       they'll  just  try  using  another filename.  (I think this is probably the right approach, as you can't really
       tell the unnamed sketches apart.)

       The DiddleBug DB reader is only known to work with DBs from DiddleBug version 2.50. But it should probably work
       on later versions, and I think it'll work on DBs from version 2.15 as well.

       It might fall over if fed an empty database, and doesn't do much (if any) checking of the input.

       Russell Marks (

       Mitch  Blevins's  decompression  code  is  directly from DiddleBug itself, which like ddbugtopbm is distributed
       under the terms of the GNU GPL.

       palmtopnm(1), pbm(1)

       Jens-Chr. Heyer's 'didcon' script does something similar.

       ddbugtopbm was new in Netpbm 10.18 (August 2003).  It was written and independently distributed in August 2002.

netpbm documentation           21st August, 2002     Ddbugtopbm User Manual(0)