Last Comment Bug 141380 - Command Line Export of Address Books
: Command Line Export of Address Books
Status: NEW
Product: MailNews Core
Classification: Components
Component: Address Book (show other bugs)
: Trunk
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-- enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
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Reported: 2002-04-30 18:24 PDT by
Modified: 2005-10-08 14:27 PDT (History)
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Description User image 2002-04-30 18:24:22 PDT
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BuildID:    20020042808

It would be a useful enhancement to be able to export address books from the
command line especially LDIF format.
eg mozilla -addressbook -export -format LDIF -output out.ldif

It would be even more useful if you could export the addressbook of another
computer across a network (Assuming you have access etc). I understand that this
would be more difficult.
eg mozilla -addressbook -export -format LDIF -output out.ldif -node <computername>
So if this was run on computer A, it would go to computer B and find the mozilla
addressbook and write it to the file specified (on the localhost A). 
So from a central location it would be possible to grab all the email addresses
everyone is using and stick them in a LDAP server so that everyone can use all
the email addresses - sort of like a global address book. Hey, here's an idea -
how about the collected email addresses get stuck into a LDAP server directly
(assuming correct access righs etc)? 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 1 User image Henrik Lynggaard Hansen 2003-05-07 01:04:16 PDT
Confirming as I have not found any dupes
Comment 2 User image (not reading, please use instead) 2003-05-08 09:45:25 PDT
mass re-assign.
Comment 3 User image lol 2004-05-13 05:27:34 PDT
allows sync with other programs and devices (palm pilot) 

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