[Alpine-info] Using the address book
hubert at washington.edu
Fri May 16 17:26:43 PDT 2008
On Fri, 16 May 2008, lon at athenet.net wrote:
> I had to resubscribe to this for some reason.
> If this is the wrong list for users questions.
> I have used pine for years but the address book mystifies me.
> I have a CVS file that I want to put in an address book.
> How do I do it:
> What I don't understand is making the address book and then
> putting in the CVS file.
I'm guessing that you probably mean to say CSV (Comma Separated Values).
Pine/Alpine doesn't use CSV for the address book, because commas can be
part of the address. Instead, it has Tab separated fields. If you want to
try to create an address book from your data the format is
nickname <TAB> fullname <TAB> address <TAB> Fcc <TAB> comment
The Fcc and comment field are optional so it could just be
nickname <TAB> fullname <TAB> address <TAB>
It is usually far easier to use the Take Address command in pine/alpine to
slowly build up your address book as you read messages.
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