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abook Linux Command Reference Example: command man page

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
Use an alternative configuration file (default is $HOME/.abook/abookrc).
--datafile
Use an alternative addressbook file (default is $HOME/.abook/addressbook).
--mutt-query
Make a query for mutt (search the addressbook for ).
The --datafile option, as documented above, may be used BEFORE this option to search a different addressbook file.
--convert [ --informat ] [ --infile ] [ --outformat ] [ --outfile ]
Converts in to in (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, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

abook was written by Jaakko Heinonen

by Susan White on Mon, 10/18/2010 - 08:03

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