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ABOOK(1) General Commands Manual ABOOK(1)

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 <alan@whirlnet.co.uk>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
 
 
abook was written by Jaakko Heinonen <jheinonen@users.sourceforge.net>
2006-09-06