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3. The TiVo Shell > 36. Moving Stuff to and from Your TiVo

Moving Stuff to and from Your TiVo

Now that you have a prompt, how do you get more programs onto the TiVo for you to use?

The programs that are preinstalled on the TiVo are quite limited. There just aren’t that many interesting things you can do with what you already have onboard, as there is no text editor, no compiler, or anything else of note. What we need is the ability to move things on and off the box. Enter rz/sz.

Let’s rewind ourselves to the days of modems and bulletin board systems. Before the Internet became all the rave, ZMODEM, the language of rz/sz, was the way to move the files back and forth between computers. ZMODEM provides the protection of an envelope to the data in the noisy world of serial communications. Luckily, the good people at TiVo have already put


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