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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 addi- tional 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 exist- ing 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 lo- cal 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 prob- lem 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 address- book. 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 address- book. 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 address- book. 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 address- book. 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. K Desktop Environment 2005-09-08 KABCCLIENT(1)

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