Re: [NTLK] Documents

From: matthiasm <>
Date: Fri Apr 27 2007 - 13:04:59 EDT

On Apr 27, 2007, at 5:59 PM, William Pociengel wrote:
> Dan wrote:
> <snip>
>> As for NewtSync, yes there are many cases of Sync going badly
>> (even on
>> other newer platforms) which is why you ALWAYS should backup
>> beforehand.
> So I wonder if it would be possible for Simons SW to do an
> autobackup of
> the address book prior to doing the sync? Not being a programmer at
> any
> time in recent history (Forth or APL anyone) and having never done
> anything on or for the newt ...
> Just a thought

I am sure that this could be made a setting. It would need to be
smart though, because backups, that the user is not aware of, tend to
be overwritten in an emergency and become useless. It would also add
to synchronisation time.

> ps is newton scripting anything like shell scripting? I might have
> some
> transferable skills if that's the case.

For this particular task, you probably need more C or C++. Newton
Script however is great and easy! If you know shell scripting, you'd
likely have an easier start then learning the language from scratch.

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