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KABCCLIENT(1)				KDE User's Manual			    KABCCLIENT(1)

NAME
       kabcclient - commandline client for the KDE addressbook

SYNOPSIS
       kabcclient [[-A] | [-R] | [-M] | [-S] | [-L]] [--match-case] [--nosave] [-ic codec]
		  [-if format] [-if-opts format-options] [-oc codec] [-of format]
		  [-of-opts format-options] [input-data]

DESCRIPTION
       kabcclient allows commandline access to the KDE addressbook, for example in shell scripts.
       It supports input from stdin or through additional commandline arguments. Output is always
       written to stdout.

OPTIONS
       Operation modes

	   -A, --add
	       Add a new contact entry to the addressbook

	   -R, --remove
	       Removes an existing contact entry from the addressbook

	   -M, --merge
	       Merges input data with an existing contact entry from the addressbook. This
	       appends any new information to the already existing one

	   -S, --search
	       Searches the addressbook for matching contact entries

	   -L, --list
	       Lists all contact entries of the addressbook

       Input options

	   -ic, --input-codec
	       Pass input text through a specified text encoding. See -ic help for additional
	       information about input codecs. Default is local which will use the codec for the
	       current locale(5) settings

	   -if, --input-format
	       Parses the input text according to given formatting rules. See -if help for
	       available formats. Default is search

	   Instead of reading input text kabcclient can show a dialog for selecting contacts
	   using the input format
	       dialog

	   -if-opts, --input-format-options
	       Additional options for the chosen input format. Can be optional as well as
	       mandatory depending on the format. See -if-opts help for available format options

       Output options

	   -oc, --output-codec
	       Pass output text through a specified text encoding. See -oc help for additional
	       information about output codecs. Default is local which will use the codec for the
	       current locale(5) settings.

	   -of, --output-format
	       Formats the output text according to given formatting rules. See -of help for
	       available formats. Default is vcard

	   -of-opts, --output-format-options
	       Additional options for the chosen output format. Can be optional as well as
	       mandatory depending on the format. See -of-opts help for available format options

       Additional options

	   --match-case
	       Use case sensitive text matching when comparing input text with contact entries

	   --nosave
	       Perform information changing operations like -A, -R or -M only in memory but do
	       not write the changes back to the addressbook

DIAGNOSTICS
       As usual an exit status of zero indicates success. Depending on the chosen operation mode
       a non-zero exit status indicates a certain problem the application encountered

       ADD

	   1
	       Reading the input text failed

	   2
	       Creating a suitable contact entry from the input text failed, e.g. not data or
	       wrongly formatted input for the chosen input format

	   3
	       Saving the addressbook changes failed. This can be caused for example by other
	       applications currently locking the addressbook.

       REMOVE

	   1
	       Reading the input text failed

	   2
	       The program could not remove any contact entry from the addressbook. This can be
	       caused by failing to parse the input text, failing to find a matching contact
	       entry in the addressbook or finding more than one matching contact entry in the
	       addressbook. In the latter case an error message is written to stderr

	   3
	       Saving the addressbook changes failed. This can be caused for example by other
	       applications currently locking the addressbook.

       MERGE

	   1
	       Reading the input text failed

	   2
	       The program could not merge the input with any contact entry from the addressbook.
	       This can be caused by failing to parse the input text, failing to find a matching
	       contact entry in the addressbook or finding more than one matching contact entry
	       in the addressbook. In the latter case an error message is written to stderr

	   3
	       Saving the addressbook changes failed. This can be caused for example by other
	       applications currently locking the addressbook.

	   SEARCH, 1
	       Reading the input text failed

	   2
	       The program could not find any matching contact entry in the addressbook. This can
	       be caused by failing to parse the input text or failing to find a matching contact
	       entry in the addressbook

EXAMPLES
       Look for contact entries with Joe in either name or email addresses

	   kabcclient -S Joe

       Do the same but use case sensitive matching

	   kabcclient --match-case -S Joe

       Do the same but read input text from stdin

	   echo "Joe" | kabcclient --match-case -S

       Try to add a new contact entry using data from a formatted email address

	   kabcclient --nosave --add -if email "Marilyn Monroe <mmonroe@moviestars.com>"

       Do the same but this time really save the changed addressbook

	   kabcclient --add -if email "Marilyn Monroe <mmonroe@moviestars.com>"

       Listing the available input formats

	   kabcclient -if help

       Listing the available output formats

	   kabcclient -of help

       Listing the available options for the 'email' output format

	   kabcclient -of email -of-opts help

       Listing all email addresses for all contacts containing 'Marilyn'

	   kabcclient -of email -of-opts allemails -S Marilyn

       Remove all contacts the user selected in the contact selection dialog

	   kabcclient --remove -if dialog

       Export selected contacts to a VCard (default output format) file

	   kabcclient -S -if dialog > contacts.vcf

AUTHOR
       This manual page was written by Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer@gmx.at>. Permission is
       granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General
       Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in
       /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

AUTHOR
       Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer@gmx.at>
	   Author

K Desktop Environment			    2005-09-08				    KABCCLIENT(1)
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