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

“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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