imgvinfo(1) extract and display interesting things from a Pilot Image Viewer pdb header, version 2.0.


imgvinfo [-h] [-v] [-t fmt] [-{u|l}] [in [...]]


imgvinfo is a simple tool for extracting and displaying a couple things from a Pilot Image Viewer pdb file; the name, creation time, last modified time, last backup time, version, type, last position, anchor position, image size, and the note (if present) are extracted and printed on the standard output.

The creation time and mod time are incorrect most of the time; all of the Image Viewer pdb files that I've come across have 1907-08-16 19:38:22 (UTC) here and that makes no sense at all. However, if you've created an image pdb with pgmtoimgv(1) or pbmtoimgv(1), these times will be correct.

This program was originally written to test some .pdb header parsing code but it may be a usefull little tool anyway.


Display a short usage message and exit.
Display the version and exit.
-t fmt
Specify the time format. The default is "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" (the ISO8601 standard). See strftime(3) for the available format codes.
Output times in UTC rather than the local time zone.
Output times in the local time zone (default).
The input file. The standard input is read by default. A file name of - means the standard input.


Bug reports should be sent to Eric A. Howe ([email protected]).


Copyright (C) 1997,1998 Eric A. Howe <>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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