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 ABOOK(1)                                                           ABOOK(1)
                                 2006-09-06



 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.

 --outformat <outputformat> ] [ --outfile <outputfile> ]
      --convert [ --informat <inputformat> ] [ --infile <inputfile> ] [
           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



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 ABOOK(1)                                                           ABOOK(1)
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           - 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@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>























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