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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Command-Line Contact Management

Oct 31, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Stutz)

"There's an ancient Unix practice of keeping a system-wide phone directory in /usr/share/ with one-line entries containing name, location, and number, and a shell script named something like phone or tel that calls grep to output lines that match whatever arguments you give. You can improve on that method to create a personal contact manager with surprising speed and power.

"My requirements for an address book and contact manager are simple. I just want to be able to search and view records whenever I need them, from the command line and a text editor..."

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