Newtonlink - Other Options


Option -install : Install Newton package

newtonlink -inst [file]

This option installs a Newton package via serial link using Sloup.

Basically, you would need 2x the size of the package as free available memory (at least temporarily) on the Newton. So, if you have a 100K package, you should have > 200K free. Transfer storage is be freed up after install.

The disadvantage of this method is that it is very slow on a MP120/130, but because it is implemented in Perl it works on all platforms.


Option -lpkg : Install Newton package (using lpkg)

newtonlink -lpkg [file]

This option installs a Newton package via serial link, using Filip R. Zawadiaks lpkg tool. Lpkg uses the built-in communication function of the Newton and comes with an additional 115 kbaud plugin. Therefore it is really fast. The software is distributed as freeware under the GPL. Select the path to lpkg in the Newtonlink config file.


Option -send : Send file to Newton

newtonlink -send [file] [soup]

Send a file to the Newton. This option was primary added to send a HTML file to Newt's Cape, an excellent application of Steve Weyer. German Umlaute are converted during this transfer.

But you can also use it to send a text file to Newton applications like notes. For this option start Sloup in inspect mode.

Another use of this option is to send a Latex file to ViewMP, a nice Latex interpreter for the Newton by Roger Golz. For that you can add a soup name to the send command, e.g.

newtonlink -send test.tex NewLatexFile:VIEW

and Newtonlink sends this Latex file text.tex to the Newton soup NewLatexFile:VIEW. (Currently only available in command line mode).


Option -getpnam : Get Newton package names

newtonlink -getpnam

Prints the names of all installed packages on your Newton.

Currently only available in command line mode.


Option -getpkg : Get Newton package

newtonlink -getpkg [name] [file]

Make a upload of a package from the Newton to your desktop.

Currently only available in command line mode.


Option -soupinfo : Get informations about Newton soup

newtonlink -soupinfo [soupname]
Prints all soup informations available by Sloup.

Currently only available in command line mode.


Option -pour : Get soup informations from Pour

newtonlink -pour
Receives and prints soup informations send by Pour. Pour is a little Newton utility that will allow you to choose any soup from the available stores on your Newton (or an onion Q er Q union soup if you have a card) and will pour it down the serial port at 9600-8-N-1. Pour sends the soup as text, with frames enclosed between braces and their entries labeled and arrays enclosed between square brackets.

Currently only available in command line mode.


Option -input : Use desktop keyboard for Newton input

newtonlink -input

Start Sloup on your Newton in inspect mode. Then you can type in text at your desktop keyboard and it will appear on your Newton. Stop the input mode by typing !!<cr>

Currently only available in command line mode.


Option -help : Help function

newtonlink -help
Print a help message.

During X-Windows mode Newtonlink starts your preferred browser with the HTML online help. Change the path to this browser in the Newtonlink config file.