Importing Contacts from Thunderbird
will.siddall at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 20:28:17 CET 2008
I've only tested it on 2008.12 and I know it's the same for 2008.8.
I would think that just as long as you're using the Qtopia contacts
app, this would need to be done.
On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 3:18 PM, kimaidou <kimaidou at gmail.com> wrote:
> thanks for your feedback ! Does it work on SHR, or only on Om distos ?
> 2008/12/19 Will Siddall <will.siddall at gmail.com>
>> 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
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