Importing Contacts from Thunderbird
openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Sun Dec 21 14:22:29 CET 2008
If I understand the sed command it is changing some of the syntax from vCard
v3.0 to vCard v2.1. I guess the addressbook app doesn't handle v3.0 but
doesn't check the VERSION entry in the vCard either.
On Sunday 21 December 2008, Dennis Wollersheim wrote:
> Hey Will
> Can you tell me what you found out about the format? It also does not
> import contacts from jpilot.
> Will Siddall wrote:
> > 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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