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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> [ --outformat <outputformat> ]
              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.
              Only  a  subset  of the below <outputformat> are allowed: mutt (default), vcard and
              custom

       --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
              - vcard VCard addressbook

              The following outputformats are supported:
              - abook abook native format
              - ldif ldif / Netscape addressbook (.4ld)
              - mutt mutt alias
              - html html document
              - pine pine addressbook
              - vcard 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
              - custom Custom output format, see below

       --outformatstr <string>
              Only used  if  --mutt-query  or  --convert  is  specified  and  --outformat=custom.
              <string> is a format string allowing placeholders.
              A  placeholder can be any of the standard fields names (see abookrc(5)) and must be
              encapsulated by curly brackets.
              The default value is "{nick} ({name}): {mobile}"
              If <string> starts with ! only entries whose all fields from <string> are  non-NULL
              are included.

       --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>

                                            2006-09-06                                   ABOOK(1)