Re: .vcf files -
- From: Bob Goodwin <bobgoodwin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 21:03:55 -0500
On 26/11/11 20:00, T.C. Hollingsworth wrote:
On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 5:45 PM, Bob Goodwin<bobgoodwin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 26/11/11 19:27, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:It's a little awkward, but you can install the "vobject" Python module
On Sat, 2011-11-26 at 19:09 -0500, Bob Goodwin wrote:I'm not sure myself, a text editor or Libreoffice will display
Is there a Linux application that will display a .vcf file?Depends what you mean by "display". Most of the mail clients can import
VCF files as contact records.
the raw data but apparently there is some format the data goes into.
My daughter has nothing but Apple equipment and has been on the
phone with them for hours this weekend trying to sort out some
problem, came around with the phone in her ear still talking and
asked if I could display those files. I have never seen anything
that convinces me the Mac is easy to use! Always problems and my
daughter is computer literate.
Google describes them as some sort of record cards that can be
displayed in OSX and Windows. I didn't find anything like that
for Linux. I certainly don't want the stuff in my Thunderbird app.
Just though there might be something I haven't found.
and use it to read it:
sudo yum install python-vobject
python -c 'import vobject; vobject.readOne(open("file.vcf")).prettyPrint()'
I was able to display some of the data in a new Thunderbird
account's address book. There are about 2000 "cards," about 21
megs of data! The T-bird address book only displays some of the
data, I guess just in columns it recognizes, Name and E-Mail
addresses. At least it shows that the data is probably all there.
The above routine almost works but only begins to show some
gibberish from the beginning:
[bobg@box9 ~]$ python -c 'import vobject;
CATEGORIES: [u'ALL-Cards-Sep-2011', u'card']
NOTE: As of April- 2011
PRODID: -//Apple Inc.//Address Book 6.1//EN
I expected to see it list all 2000 records? I don't know how to
deal with that but would be interested in seeing it.
Thanks for considering this, I appreciate the responses.
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