abook

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>
              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 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>



                                  June 6, 2003                          ABOOK(1)