NAMEabook - text-based address book program
SYNOPSISabook [ OPTION ]
DESCRIPTIONThis 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 --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 USEPress '?' during use to get a list of commands.
SEE ALSOmutt(1), abookrc(5)
AUTHORThis manual page was written by Alan Ford <email@example.com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). abook was written by Jaakko Heinonen <firstname.lastname@example.org> June 6, 2003 ABOOK(1)