Search your google contacts from mutt.
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The purpose of GooBook is to make it possible to use your Google Contacts in a MUA such as Mutt. It’s use mimics that of abook (somewhat).
GooBook is only released as a source distribution.
It can be installed using easy_install or pip or manually with the source tarball.
This is the recommended way to install goobook. If installing this way you will not need to download the source manually.
Run easy_install or pip:
$ easy_install -U goobook $ pip install goobook
easy_install is part of setuptools which should come with most distributions.
Download the source tarball, uncompress it, then run the install command:
$ tar -xzvf goobook-*.tar.gz $ cd goobook-* $ sudo python ./setup.py install
If you are upgrading from a pre 1.0 version you will have to remove the old cachefile and create a new configuration.
For most users it will be enough to add an entry to your ~/.netrc:
machine google.com login firstname.lastname@example.org password secret
To get access too more settings you can create ~/.goobookrc:
[DEFAULT] # If not given here, email and password is taken from .netrc using # machine google.com email: email@example.com password: top secret # The following are optional, defaults are shown max_results: 9999 cache_filename: ~/.goobook_cache cache_expiry_hours: 24
If you use a proxy you need to set the https_proxy environment variable.
To query your contacts:
$ goobook query QUERY
The add command reads a email from STDIN and adds the From address to your Google contacts:
$ goobook add
The cache is updated automatically according to the configuration but you can also force an update:
$ goobook reload
Set in your .muttrc file:
set query_command="goobook query '%s'
to query address book. (Normally bound to “Q” key.)
If you want to be able to use <tab> to complete email addresses instead of Ctrl-t add this:
bind editor <Tab> complete-query
To add email addresses (with “a” key normally bound to create-alias command):
macro index,pager a "<pipe-message>goobook add<return>" "add the sender address to Google contacts"
If you want to add an email’s sender to Contacts, press a while it’s selected in the index or pager.