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>
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.
--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


The following outputformats are supported:
- abook abook native format
- ldif ldif / Netscape addressbook (.4ld)
- mutt mutt alias
- html html document
- pine pine addressbook
- gcrd GnomeCard (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

--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 [at] whirlnet.co.uk>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


abook was written by Jaakko Heinonen <jheinonen [at] users.sourceforge.net>