Re: gnomecard

This works great if you're only doing a few files, but for anyone that
tries to import..say 100 vCard file then it's no longer an efficient
solution..hence my questions about the directory.

On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Anthony E . Greene wrote:

> On Wed, 03 Jan 2001 23:23:28 Billie H. Cleek wrote:
> >I converted from Windows last year, and I still haven't transferred all my
> >addresses from Outlook to Linux. I have a flat file that I grep, but
> >that's inefficient and not the easiest way to look at info. Also,
> >importing all my addresses one by one into gnomecard is a boring, long,
> >drawn out process at best. 
> What format is your flat file? A gawk script should be able to handle the
> conversion quite easily.
> Assuming a tab-delimited file with columns: Full Name, Last name, First
> name, Organization, Phone, and Email.
> Pipe the file through this gawk script:
> # Set the Field Separator to TAB
> {FS = "\t"
> # Print the fields with appropriate text for VCF format.
> # Edit these lines to match the column order in the tab-delimited file.
> print "begin:vcard"
> print "fn:"$1
> print "n:"$2";"$3
> print "org:"$4
> print "email;internet:"$6
> print "tel:"5
> print "end:vcard"
> print ""}
> Each variable is a column number. The text within double quotes is printed
> as-is. Use unix2dos to convert the file to DOS end-of-line format. That's
> the standard for VCF files. If you don't have unix2dos installed, open the
> file in vi/vim and use the commands:
>   :set ff=dos
>   :wq
> That does the UNIX-to-DOS line conversion just as well.
> Then run GnomeCard and use File->Append to import the resulting file.
> I was working on a more complex perl script when I remembered that gawk is
> tailor-made for this kind of work.
> I actually run a local LDAP server for most of my contacts. That way they're
> accessible using Balsa, Netscape, and Pine. They also accessible to other
> members of my household. I use GQ <> to maintain the
> directory. The directory contains an esentially blank entry that I use as a
> template within GQ to add new contacts.
> Tony
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