.vcf files -

T.C. Hollingsworth tchollingsworth at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 01:00:27 UTC 2011

On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 5:45 PM, Bob Goodwin <bobgoodwin at wildblue.net> wrote:
> On 26/11/11 19:27, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>> On Sat, 2011-11-26 at 19:09 -0500, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>> 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.
>> poc
>        I'm not sure myself, a text editor or Libreoffice will display
>        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.

It's a little awkward, but you can install the "vobject" Python module
and use it to read it:

sudo yum install python-vobject
python -c 'import vobject; vobject.readOne(open("file.vcf")).prettyPrint()'


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