ABOOKRC(5)                     File Formats Manual                    ABOOKRC(5)

       $HOME/.abook/abookrc - configuration file for abook address book program

       This manual page documents briefly the abookrc file.
       abookrc is the (optional) configuration file for use with the abook(1)
       address book program.

       abookrc is stored in a user's $HOME/.abook directory. It follows a format
       of “set option=value”.  The following information lists each of these
       options and the values they may take.

       If a variable is not set in abookrc , a sensible default, as listed with
       the description below, will be used.

       Comments in abookrc are on lines beginning with '#'.

              Defines whether the addressbook is automatically saved on exit.
              Default is true.

              Defines whether all email addresses for a contact are shown in the
              main list view. Default is true

              Defines the screen column on the main list where the email address
              is to begin. Default is 25.

              Defines the field to display in the extra (third) column on the
              main list. Default is "phone" (Home Phone).
              field can be any of the following:
              -1             disabled
              phone          Home Phone
              workphone      Work Phone
              fax            Fax
              mobile         Mobile Phone
              nick           Nickname/Alias
              url            URL
              notes          Notes

              This is an optional setting that allows you to specify an
              alternative field to be displayed in the extra (third) column if
              there is no data for the field specified in extra_column for a
              particular item. The strings for the fields are the same as above.
              Please note that the data shown where the alternative field has
              been used will NOT be marked differently in any way from the rest
              of the extra column. There is no default.

              Defines the screen column on the main list where the extra field
              is to begin. Default is 65.

              Defines the command to start mutt. Default is "mutt".

              Defines whether to return all email addresses matching the search
              criteria to a mutt query. Default is true.

              Defines the command to used when printing the addressbook. Default
              is "lpr".

              Defines the command used to start the web browser to view a
              contact's URL. Default is "lynx".

              Defines the style of address formatting to be used when exporting
              as text / printing the database (European, UK, or USA). Default is
              European ("eu").

              This option allows you to force Abook use only ASCII characters.
              This option is useful if your terminal doesn't support non-ASCII
              characters. Default is false.

              Defines whether to avoid adding addresses already in data. Default
              is false.

              Defines the field to be used by the "sort by field" command.
              Default is "nick" (Nickname/Alias).

              Defines if the cursor is visible in main display. Default is

       # sample abook configuration file

       # Automatically save database on exit
       set autosave=true

       # Show all email addresses in list
       set show_all_emails=true

       # Screen column for email field to start
       set emailpos=25

       # Field to be used in the extra column
       set extra_column=phone
       # frequently used values:
       #    -1          disabled
       #    phone       Home Phone
       #    workphone   Work Phone
       #    fax         Fax
       #    mobile      Mobile Phone
       #    nick        Nickname/Alias
       #    url         URL

       set extra_alternative=-1

       # Screen column for the extra field to start
       set extrapos=65

       # Command used to start mutt
       set mutt_command=mutt

       # Return all email addresses to a mutt query
       set mutt_return_all_emails=true

       # Command used to print
       set print_command=lpr

       # Command used to start the web browser
       set www_command=lynx

       # address style [eu|us|uk]
       set address_style=eu

       # use ASCII characters only
       set use_ascii_only=false

       # Prevent double entry
       set add_email_prevent_duplicates=false

       # field to be used with "sort by field" command
       set sort_field=nick

       # show cursor in main display
       set show_cursor=false


       This manual page was written by Alan Ford <alan@whirlnet.co.uk>.

       abook was written by Jaakko Heinonen <jheinonen@users.sourceforge.net>

                                   Jun 4, 2003                        ABOOKRC(5)