.vcf files -

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Sun Nov 27 02:26:19 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-11-26 at 19:09 -0500, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> Is there a Linux application that will display a .vcf file?

You can use any text editor to look at the contents, it's just a list of
fields and data, in a form style.  Not exactly like this, but it's the
idea behind the technique:

  name: Tim
  email: ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au

They're an electronic business, or visiting, card.  And they contain as
much information as the person put into it, or the recipient added to it
when they saved it.  They can hold names, numbers, addresses, encoded
pictures, etc.

If you want to parse the data, that's another matter.  But you haven't
said what your needs are.  Just to be able to see the content, or do
something with it.

There are a variety of formats, and some of the data may not be
recognised for what it is by some readers (which may not show you that
data, or just show the raw data for you to figure out what it is).

[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r

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