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What Is It

perl-strip is a collection of Perl 5 modules and scripts for interfacing with the Strip, a password and account manager for the Palm computing platform. The strip-dump Perl script prints out Strip information on a desktop machine. The Palm::Zetetic::Strip package provides an object oriented interface to the Palm database files.


  • 06 Sep 2002: strip-dump v1.0.1 released.
  • 06 Sep 2002: Palm::Zetetic::Strip v1.01 released.
  • 11 Jul 2001: strip-dump v1.0.0 released.
    • First stable release.
  • 11 Jul 2001: Palm::Zetetic::Strip v1.00 released.
    • First stable release.
    • Documentation updates.
  • 9 Jul 2001: I got laid off a few weeks ago. Please take a look at my resume.
  • 14 Jun 2001: Palm-Strip v0.80 released.
    • This is the first public release of the Palm-Strip package.


strip-dump is a command line tool for printing Strip account information written in Perl. Versions 0.5i and 1.0 of Strip databases are supported. Uses Palm::Zetetic::Strip to interface to the databases.

The current version is 1.0.1. View the current man page, README and Changes files.


Palm::Zetetic::Strip is a set of Perl 5 modules for reading Palm database (PDB) files containing data from the Strip application. Read-only access is provided to the PDB files. Versions 0.5i and 1.0 of Strip are supported.

The current version is 1.01. View the current README and Changes files.


Binary RPMs, source RPMs and source tarballs are available. All signatures are made with my public key. I have provided RPMs for most of the 3rd party modules to make installing the non-standard CPAN modules easier. You can always download the sources from CPAN. All RPMs have been built on Red Hat 7.3 with the help of cpan2rpm, but have been tested on Red Hat 7.2 as well. If you have a differnt version of Perl, rebuild the binary RPM from the source RPM using "rpm --rebuild".

File Name File Size Description
Binary Downloads
strip-dump-1.0.1-1.noarch.rpm 4.7k Signed strip-dump v1.0.1 RPM.
perl-Palm-Zetetic-Strip-1.01-1.noarch.rpm 20k Signed Palm::Zetetic::Strip v1.01 RPM.
Source Downloads
strip-dump-1.0.1.tar.gz [SIG] 4.7k Source tarball + digital signature for strip-dump v1.0.1.
strip-dump-1.0.1-1.src.rpm 7.7k Signed strip-dump v1.0.1 source RPM.
Palm-Zetetic-Strip-1.01.tar.gz [SIG] 11k Source tarball + digital signature for Palm::Zetetic::Strip v1.01.
perl-Palm-Zetetic-Strip-1.01-1.src.rpm 15k Signed Palm::Zetetic::Strip v1.01 source RPM.
3rd Party RPMs
Palm PDB library.
Terminal I/O library.
Rijndael (AES) encryption library. Required for Strip v1.0.
SHA-256 secure hash library. Required for Strip v1.0.

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There is a project page for perl-strip on SourceForge. You can file bug reports, request features, download files, and join mailing lists from the project page. SourceForge also hosts the CVS repository.


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