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       lbdbq - query program for the little brother's database

       lbdbq something
       lbdbq [-v|--version|-h|--help]

       lbdbq  is the client program for	the little brother's database. It will
       attempt to invoke various modules to gather information	about  persons
       matching	 something.   E.g.,  it	 may  look at a	list of	addresses from
       which you have received mail, it	may look at YP maps, or	it may try  to
       finger something@_various hosts_.

       The behavior is configurable: Upon startup, lbdbq will source the shell
       if they exist.

       They can	be used	to set the following global variables:

	      a	space separated	list of	directories, where lbdbq  should  look
	      for modules.

	      a	space separated	list of	the modules to use.

	      If  you  set this	to false or no,	lbdbq won't sort the addresses
	      but returns them in reverse order	(which means that the most re-
	      cent  address in m_inmail	database is first). If you set this to
	      name, lbdbq sorts	the output by real name.  If you set  this  to
	      comment, it sort the output by the comment (for example the date
	      in m_inmail).  reverse_comment realizes the same as comment, but
	      in  reverse  order, so the most recent timestamp of m_inmail may
	      be on top. If you	set SORT_OUTPUT	to address,  lbdbq  sorts  the
	      output by	addresses (that's the default).

	      If you set this to true or yes, lbdbq won't remove duplicate ad-
	      dresses with different real name comment fields.

       Note that there are defaults, so	you should most	probably modify	 these
       variables using constructs like this:
	      MODULES_PATH="$MODULES_PATH $HOME/lbdb_modules"

       Additionally, modules may have configuration variables of their own.

       Currently, the following	modules	are supplied with lbdb:

	      This  module  will use finger to find out	something more about a
	      person.  The list	of hosts do be asked is	configurable; use  the
	      M_FINGER_HOSTS  variable.	Note that "localhost" will mean	an in-
	      vocation of your local finger(1) binary, and  should  thus  work
	      even  if	you  don't  provide the	finger service to the network.
	      m_finger tries to	find out the  machines	mail  domain  name  in
	      /etc/mailname,  by  parsing a	file (if it finds one)
	      and by reading /etc/hostname and	/etc/HOSTNAME.	 If  you  know
	      that  this  fails	on your	machine, or you	want to	force lbdbq to
	      consider some other name to be the local mail domain name	 (mis-
	      configured SUNs come to mind here), you can specify a name using
	      the MAIL_DOMAIN_NAME variable. If	this variable is set  by  you,
	      no probing will be done by lbdbq.

	      This  module  will look up user name fragments in	a list of mail
	      addresses	created	by lbdb-fetchaddr(1).

	      This  module  searches  for  matching  entries  in  your	 local
	      /etc/passwd  file. It evaluates the local	machine	mail domain in
	      the same way m_finger does.  If you  set	PASSWD_IGNORESYS=true,
	      this  module ignores all system accounts and only	finds UIDs be-
	      tween 1000 and 29999 (all	other UIDs are reserved	 on  a	Debian

	      This  module  searches  for matching entries in the NIS password
	      database using the command ``ypcat passwd''.

	      This module searches for matching	entries	in the	NIS+  password
	      database using the command ``niscat passwd.org_dir''.

	      This  module  searches for matching entries in whatever password
	      database is configured using the command ``getent	passwd''.

       m_pgp2, m_pgp5, m_gpg
	      These modules scan your PGP 2.*, PGP 5.*	or  GnuPG  public  key
	      ring  for	data. They use the programs pgp(1), pgpk(1), or	gpg(1)
	      to get the data.

       m_fido This   module   searches	 your	Fido   nodelist,   stored   in
	      $HOME/.lbdb/nodelist created by nodelist2lbdb(1).

	      This module uses the program abook(1), a text based address book
	      application to search for	addresses.  You	 can  define  multiple
	      abook  address  books  by	 setting the variable ABOOK_FILES to a
	      space separated list.

	      This module uses the program goobook(1), a tool to access	Google
	      contacts via command line.

	      This  module uses	the program addr-email(1), a text based	front-
	      end to the Tk addressbook(1) application.

	      This module searches the variable	MUTTALIAS_FILES	(a space sepa-
	      rated  list)  of	files  in  MUTT_DIRECTORY  that	 contain  mutt
	      aliases.	File names without leading slash will have MUTT_DIREC-
	      TORY  (defaults to $HOME/.mutt or	$HOME, if $HOME/.mutt does not
	      exist) prepended before the file name.  Absolute file names (be-
	      ginning with /) will be taken direct.

       m_pine This  module searches pine(1) addressbook	files for aliases.  To
	      realize this it first inspects the variable PINERC.  If it isn't
	      set,  the	 default `/etc/pine.conf /etc/pine.conf.fixed .pinerc'
	      is used.	To suppress inspecting the PINERC variable, set	it  to
	      no.   It than takes all address-book and global-address-book en-
	      tries from these pinerc files and	adds the contents of the vari-
	      able  PINE_ADDRESSBOOKS to the list, which defaults to `/etc/ad-
	      dressbook	.addressbook'.	Then these addressbooks	 are  searched
	      for  aliases.   All filenames without leading slash are searched
	      in $HOME.

       m_palm This  module  searches  the  Palm	 address  database  using  the
	      Palm::PDB(3pm)  and  Palm::Address(3pm)  Perl modules from CPAN.
	      It searches in the variable  PALM_ADDRESS_DATABASE  or  if  this
	      isn't set	in $HOME/.jpilot/AddressDB.pdb.

	      This  module  searches  for addresses in your GnomeCard database
	      files.  The variable GNOMECARD_FILES is a	 whitespace  separated
	      list  of	GnomeCard data files.  If this variable	isn't defined,
	      the module searches in $HOME/.gnome/GnomeCard for	the  GnomeCard
	      database	or at least falls back to $HOME/.gnome/GnomeCard.gcrd.
	      If a filename does not start with	a slash, it is	prefixed  with

       m_bbdb This  module  searches  for addresses in your (X)Emacs BBDB (big
	      brother database).  It doesn't access ~/.bbdb directly (yet) but
	      calls  emacs(1)  or xemacs(1) with a special mode	to get the in-
	      formation	(so don't expect too much performance in this module).
	      You  can	configure the EMACS variable to	tell this module which
	      emacsen to use.  Otherwise it will fall back to emacs or xemacs.

       m_ldap This module queries an LDAP server using the Net::LDAP(3pm) Perl
	      modules  from  CPAN.  It can be configured using an external re-
	      source file /usr/local/etc/lbdb_ldap.rc  or  $HOME/.lbdb/ldap.rc
	      or  $HOME/.mutt_ldap_query.rc.  You can explicitly define	a LDAP
	      query in this file or you	can use	one or more of the  predefined
	      queries  from  the  %ldap_server_db  in this file.  For this you
	      have to define a space separated list of nicknames from  entries
	      in the variable LDAP_NICKS.

	      This  module  searches  for  addresses  stored  in your $WANDER-
	      LUST_ADDRESSES (or by default in $HOME/.addresses) file, an  ad-
	      dressbook	of WanderLust.

	      This  module queries the OS X AddressBook.  It is	only available
	      on OS X systems.

	      This module queries the Ximian Evolution address book.   It  de-
	      pends  on	 the  program  evolution-addressbook-export,  which is
	      shipped with evolution.

       m_vcf  This module uses libvformat to search  for  addresses  from  the
	      space-separated set of vCard files defined in $VCF_FILES.

       Feel free to create your	own modules to query other database resources,
       YP maps,	and the	like.  m_finger	should be a good example of how	to  do

       If you create your own modules or have other changes and	feel that they
       could be	helpful	for others, don't hesitate to submit them to  the  au-
       thor for	inclusion in later releases.

       Finally,	 to  use  lbdbq	 from  mutt,  add  the	following line to your
	   set query_command="lbdbq %s"

       -v | --version
	      Print version number of lbdbq.

       -h | --help
	      Print short help of lbdbq.


       finger(1), ypcat(1), niscat(1),	getent(1),  pgp(1),  pgpk(1),  gpg(1),
       lbdb-fetchaddr(1), nodelist2lbdb(1), mutt_ldap_query(1),	abook(1), goo-
       book(1),	addr-email(1),	addressbook(1),	 mutt(1),  pine(1),  emacs(1),
       xemacs(1), Palm::PDB(3pm), Palm::Address(3pm), Net::LDAP(3pm).

       Most  of	 the  really interesting code of this program (namely, the RFC
       822 address parser used by  lbdb-fetchaddr)  was	 stolen	 from  Michael
       Elkins' mutt mail user agent. Additional	credits	go to Brandon Long for
       putting the query functionality into mutt.

       Many thanks to the authors of the several modules and extensions:  Ross
       Campbell	  <>   (m_abook,	m_yppasswd),  Marc  de
       Courville <> (m_ldap, mutt_ldap_query), Brendan Cully
       <>   (m_osx_addressbook,   m_vcf),   Gabor  Fleischer
       <> (m_pine), Rick	Frankel	<>  (m_gnome-
       card),  Utz-Uwe	Haus  <>	(m_bbdb, m_nispasswd), Torsten
       Jerzembeck <>	(m_addr_email),	Adrian	Likins
       <>  (m_getent),  Gergely  Nagy	 <>
       (m_wanderlust), Dave Pearson <> (m_palm, lbdb.el), Brian
       Salter-Duke	 <>       (m_muttalias),	   and
       FranA<section>ois Charlier <>	(m_goobook)

       The  lbdb  package   was	  initially   written	by   Thomas   Roessler
       <> and is now maintained	and heavily extended by	Roland
       Rosenfeld <>.

Unix				 November 2016			      LBDBQ(1)


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