The information and manuals are so bad that I had to discover that I need to sudo to execute
pilot-xfer -p usb: -r <directory>
successfully in order to restore a Palm handheld connected to a usb port (I don't know which one and can't figure it out)
I also guessed (because the info is terrible) that I had to execute jpilot as root (from the command line) to be able to synchronize later on, from the jpilot GUI.
The problem is that some files are converted to be root files, others aren't, and I don't like the idea of having to execute these things as root.
So I would like to know which group to add my user to, or how to create one so that I can have permission to synchronize elegantly: with the minimum changes/effort.