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Tom's contact list

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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 = _@thomaslevine.com
phone = +1 831 713 1131
place = Scarsdale; Ithaca; New York; Oakland, California; Berlin, Germany
6birthday = 19900330

[someone.else]
email = someone@dada.pink
# ...

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.

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