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       isdnconf - manipulate or read ISDN phone number config files.




       isdnconf  can  manipulate  or  read  the  file /etc/isdn/callerid.conf as well as ~/.isdn.
       Entries can be added or removed from these files. Additionally, entries  can  be  searched
       for and displayed in a way similar to grep.  An entry can be an own MSN ([MSN]) or a phone
       number ([NUMBER]).

       You can use this program to build your own phonebook. These files are used by many of  the
       other  ISDN utilities that use phone numbers, to display a number symbolicly instead of as
       a plain number.


       Note: usage of the options -A and -D is dangerous! The complete structure of the file  may
       be  changed,  and  all comments are removed! Make backups of your data files before trying


       -A  Add a new entry, which is read from standard input. The following values are asked for
           (here with examples):

           Alias:          Fred
           Number:         0815/441777
           SI:             0
           Zone:           4
           Interface:      -
           Flags:          I|O
           Program:        /usr/local/bin/ring
           User:           uucp
           Group:          user
           Time:           8-20
           Flags:          (control-D here indicates end of flags)

           Alias:          (control-D here indicated end of entries)

           If  you want another [Flags] entry, simply enter the data for another program for this
           number at the point where the control-D was given above.

           If you want to add another number, simply enter the data for the next  number  at  the
           Alias prompt.

           You  can  also pipe the data into this program; the input data then must correspond to
           the prompts that the program gives! Note that you can only add one number  at  a  time
           then  (there's  no way of telling isdnconf that you want to stop giving Flags info and
           start giving the next Alias info).

       -D  Delete one or more entries which match the data options given. How to supply the  data
           to match is discussed below (see DATA OPTIONS).

       -V  version: display the program's version and terminate.

       If  both  -A  and  -D  are given together, isdnconf will terminate, as this is not a valid

       If neither -A nor -D is given, then isdnconf will display entries  which  match  the  data

       DATA OPTIONS: (none applicable for -A)

       -n 'number'
           number: match the given number. It can contain wildcards.

       -a 'alias'
           alias:  match  the  given  alias name. The name can contain wildcards.  Note: due to a
           bug, use '?' instead of '-'.

       -t 'SI'
           SI: match the given service indicator.

       -c 'code'
           code: match the area code of the phone number. Only usable for displaying (not for  -A
           nor -D).

       -i  ignore case for the -n and -a options.

       -w  word: the parameters for -n and -a must match the whole value, not just a substring.
           Examples (here for -n):

           "*34*" matches 123456, 345677, 1234
           "34*"  matches 34567, 34111 but not 1234
           "34??" matches 3411, 3456
           "34"   matches only 34

           Without the -w option, these would match:

           "*34*" matches 123456, 345677, 1234
           "34*"  matches 123456, 345677, 1234, 34567, 34111
           "34??" matches 123456, 345677, 1234, 3411, 3456
           "34"   matches 123456, 345677, 1234, 3411, 3456, 34567

       -d  and:  by  default  the  values  given to options -n, -a and -t will be combined with a
           logical OR. If these should be combined with a logical AND  (which  is  probably  what
           most  people  expect!)  you must use this -d option.  In this case you can only supply
           each of the -n, -a and -t options exactly once.


       -q  quiet: when using the -A or -D commands, the output is suppressed.  When not using the
           -A  or -D commands, only the alias of the matching number is shown, or just the number
           in case the alias is not found.

       -m  MSN: when used in combination with the -A command, instructs isdnconf to create a  new
           MSN entry; the default is to create a new NUMBER entry. Only the values alias, number,
           SI, zone and interface are applicable to an MSN entry.

       The following two options do not apply to the -A and -D commands.  They  only  change  the
       output format.

       -s  short: only display the alias and the number.

       -l  long: also display the programs to run ([START]).

       -f 'filename'
           file:  usually  isdnconf  uses  the  /etc/isdn/callerid.conf and the ~/.isdn files. If
           isdnconf should be applied to another file, use this option.

       -g  global: only  applies  to  the  -A  and  -D  commands.  Instead  of  editing  ~/.isdn,
           /etc/isdn/callerid.conf is edited.

       -1  first: only delete or display the first entry.

       -M  isdnmon: used internally by isdnmon to get alias info.


       Andreas Kool <>
       manpage adapted from the README by Paul Slootman <>


       callerid.conf(5), isdnlog(8)