Tom's contact list
Install Xapian and cbuh. In Arch Linux, I do this.
sudo pacman -S python2-xapian sudo pip2 install cbuh
Save your contacts in ~/.cbuh/contacts with the following format.
[thomas.levine] name = Thomas Levine email = email@example.com phone = +1 831 713 1131 place = Scarsdale; Ithaca; New York; Oakland, California; Berlin, Germany 6birthday = 19900330 [someone.else] email = firstname.lastname@example.org # ...
Run cbuh -h to see how to run. (Or look below.)
usage: cbuh [-h] [-s] [-m] [-c path] [-d path] [-p path] [-i] [[search term] [[search term] ...]] Query the contact list. positional arguments: [search term] The search terms, if you're running a search optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -s, --sort Sort the contacts file by person identifier. -m, --mutt Export the contact list as a mutt alias file. -c path, --contacts path The contacts file -d path, --database path The database directory -p path, --prefixes path The prefixes file -i, --index Index the contact list. Search the contact list in ~/.cbuh/contacts. The search is an ordinary Xapian query (http://xapian.org/docs/queryparser.html) with whatever prefixed terms you like. I suggest these. * id * name * email * phone * place If you apply these prefixes, you search within that field only; for example, "name:Francisco" searches for people with names like "Francisco". Searching for simply "Francisco", on the other hand, will also match everyone who lives in San Francisco. Prefixes that start with digits 0 to 4 are treated as numeric values, with the digit being the slot. For example, I use ``1want`` to indicate how much I want to see someone, so I can search for people I really want to see with ``want20..``. Prefixes that start with digits 5 to 9 are treated as date values, with the digit being the slot. For example, I use ``6born`` to indicate when someone was born.