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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>
              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)