OM2008.8, importing VCF contacts

Alexander Menk alex.menk at
Mon Aug 25 21:11:24 CEST 2008


unfortunately, everytime when calling addressbook, it asks for 
confirmation which is anoying in a for loop.

I exported contacts from Thunderbird using
and than I just concated the who vcf files into one:

cat *.vcf > all.vcf

This one can be easily imported. Also German umlauts are working fine.


Markus Schlichting wrote:
> hi,
> i think a little script similar to the old on on 
>  should do the job.
> just for a starting point:
> #!/bin/bash
> export DISPLAY=:0
> for contact in `ls *vcf`; do
> 	LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/Qtopia/lib /opt/Qtopia/bin/addressbook $contact
> done;
> didn't try it as i'm out of time :( , let me know if it was somehow useful :)
> cheers markus
> Am Montag, 25. August 2008 16:46:52 schrieb Nishit Dave:
>> Hi,
>> I've been doing the following (same command, different directory location)
>>  export DISPLAY=:0
>>  LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/Qtopia/lib /opt/Qtopia/bin/addressbook
>> /home/root/addressbook.vcf
>> The problem I have is that I have to issue the second command for each VCF
>> file in my exported contacts folder.  Is this the only way, or can all VCF
>> files be imported all at once?  I have hundreds of them, so this is very
>> important.
>> By the way, I have also installed the openmoko-contacts application and
>> imported all files with one of the scripts on the wiki.  However, as the
>> alternate dialer doesn't work (can't get a lock on gsmd), I am stuck
>> between a rock and a hard place.  The 2007.2 version is better in one way -
>> it lets you create as many categories as you want, while the qtopia version
>> only has 'business' and 'personal' categories.
>> Again, any pointers?
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