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Text-based address book program.

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2006-09-06
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NAME abook - text-based address book program
SYNOPSIS abook [ OPTION ]
DESCRIPTION This manual page documents briefly the abook program. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. abook is a text-based address book program. It contains Name, Email, Address and various Phone fields. It is designed for use with mutt, but can be equally useful on its own.
OPTIONS -h --help Show usage. -C --config <filename> Use an alternative configuration file (default is $HOME/.abook/abookrc). --datafile <filename> Use an alternative addressbook file (default is $HOME/.abook/addressbook). --mutt-query <string> [ --outformat <outputformat> ] Make a query for mutt (search the addressbook for <string>). The --datafile option, as documented above, may be used BEFORE this option to search a different addressbook file. Only a subset of the below <outputformat> are allowed: mutt (default), vcard and custom --convert [ --informat <inputformat> ] [ --infile <inputfile> ] [ --outformat <outputformat> ] [ --outfile <outputfile> ] Converts <inputfile> in <inputformat> to <outputfile> in <outputformat> (defaults are abook, stdin, text and stdout). The following inputformats are supported: - abook abook native format - ldif ldif / Netscape addressbook - mutt mutt alias - pine pine addressbook - csv comma separated values - palmcsv Palm comma separated values - vcard VCard addressbook The following outputformats are supported: - abook abook native format - ldif ldif / Netscape addressbook (.4ld) - mutt mutt alias - html html document - pine pine addressbook - vcard VCard addressbook - csv comma separated values - palmcsv Palm comma separated values - elm elm alias - text plain text - spruce Spruce address book - wl Wanderlust address book - bsdcal BSD calendar - custom Custom output format, see below --outformatstr <string> Only used if --mutt-query or --convert is specified and --outformat=custom. <string> is a format string allowing placeholders. A placeholder can be any of the standard fields names (see abookrc(5)) and must be encapsulated by curly brackets. The default value is "{nick} ({name}): {mobile}" If <string> starts with ! only entries whose all fields from <string> are non-NULL are included. --add-email Read an e-mail message from stdin and add the sender to the addressbook. --add-email-quiet Same as --add-email but doesn't confirm adding. --formats List available formats.
COMMANDS DURING USE Press '?' during use to get a list of commands.
SEE ALSO mutt(1), abookrc(5)
AUTHOR This manual page was written by Alan Ford <@whirlnet.co.uk>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). abook was written by Jaakko Heinonen <@users.sourceforge.net>
2006-09-06 ABOOK(1)
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