Importing Contacts from Thunderbird

kimaidou kimaidou at
Fri Dec 19 20:18:27 CET 2008


thanks for your feedback ! Does it work on SHR, or only on Om distos ?


2008/12/19 Will Siddall <will.siddall at>

> Hey,
> I know there's a wiki item for this, but I just have to send it to
> everyone.  I want to edit the wiki, but I don't know if anyone has run
> into this problem yet.
> The wiki shows to install a VCF plugin for thunderbird then just
> import the VCF into your contacts app.  I had a lot of problems with
> this and actually found that the format of the VCF file doesn't match
> what 'addressbook' is looking for.
> Instead, here are the steps I found to work and if anyone can confirm
> this, I will add it to the wiki.
> 1: Export your addressbook/contacts to VCF file(s)
> 2: From your terminal, run:
>        sed -r -e 's/;TYPE=([^,]+),([^:]+):/;\1;\2:/g' old.vcf > new.vcf
> 3: From your OpenMoko, run:
>        addressbook new.vcf
> Will
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