Re: [dev] Cataloging of contacts

From: Joseph Graham <>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2016 20:35:42 +0000

On Wed, Nov 09, 2016 at 07:36:22PM +0000, Thomas Levine wrote:
> I want to keep track of some information about people, and I have an
> idea of what I want the user interface to be like. Perhaps is there
> already something close to what I want?
> I want to record the following information about each contact.
> * Name
> * Phone number
> * Email address
> * Postal address
> I want each contact to have its own file. I will put all of the
> contacts' files in a directory tree. I can look up contacts by filename
> or with a search. (grep will probably be fine.) The software would do
> the following.
> * Check that I have formatted the contacts' files properly.
> * Convert into formats for other programs (my email client, notably)
> If I don't get any other ideas, I will probably write something that
> uses vCard as the format. vCard is nice because search engines (like
> recoll) will likely recognize it. The main thing I'm wondering is
> whether there is a nicer format that vCard.


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