Provided by: libtext-vcard-perl_2.10-1_all bug

NAME

       Text::vCard::Addressbook - a package to parse, edit and create multiple vCards (RFC 2426)

SYNOPSIS

         use Text::vCard::Addressbook;

         my $address_book = Text::vCard::Addressbook->new({
               'source_file' => '/path/to/address.vcf',
         });

         foreach my $vcard ($address_book->vcards()) {
               print "Got card for " . $vcard->fullname() . "\n";
         }

DESCRIPTION

       This package provides an API to reading / editing and creating multiple vCards. A vCard is
       an electronic business card. This package has been developed based on rfc2426.

       You will find that many applications (Apple Address book, MS Outlook, Evolution etc) can
       export and import vCards.

READING IN VCARDS

   load()
         use Text::vCard::Addressbook;

         # Read in from a list of files
         my $address_book = Text::vCard::Addressbook->load( ['foo.vCard', 'Addresses.vcf']);

       This method will croak if it is unable to read in any of the files.

   import_data()
         $address_book->import_data($value);

       This method imports data directly from a string.

   new()
         # Read in from just one file
         my $address_book = Text::vCard::Addressbook->new({
               'source_file' => '/path/to/address.vcf',
         });

       This method will croak if it is unable to read in the source_file.

         # File already in a string
         my $address_book = Text::vCard::Addressbook->new({
               'source_text' => $source_text,
         });

         # Create a new address book
         my $address_book = Text::vCard::Addressbook->new();

       Looping through all vcards in an address book.

         foreach my $vcard ($address_book->vcards()) {
               $vcard->...;
         }

METHODS

   add_vcard()
         my $vcard = $address_book->add_vcard();

       This method creates a new empty Text::vCard object, stores it in the address book and
       return it so you can add data to it.

   vcards()
         my $vcards = $address_book->vcards();
         my @vcards = $address_book->vcards();

       This method returns a reference to an array or an array of vcards in this address book.
       This could be an empty list if there are no entries in the address book.

   set_encoding()
         $address_book->add_vcard('utf-8');

       This method will add the string ';charset=utf-8' to each and every vCard entry. That does
       help in connection with e.g. an iPhone...

   export()
         my $vcf_file = $address_book->export()

       This method returns the vcard data in the vcf file format.

       Please note there is no validation, you must ensure that the correct nodes (FN,N,VERSION)
       are already added to each vcard if you want to comply with RFC 2426.

       This might not escape the results correctly at the moment.

AUTHOR

       Leo Lapworth, LLAP@cuckoo.org

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2003 Leo Lapworth. All rights reserved.  This program is free software; you
       can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

       The authors of Text::vFile::asData for making my life so much easier.

SEE ALSO

       Text::vCard, Text::vCard::Node