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ABOOK(1)		    General Commands Manual		      ABOOK(1)

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)

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