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Query a CardDAV server for contact names and emails.

Synopsis

carddav-query [-h] [-l <limit>] [-v] [-c <file>] [-s <section>] [-k <key_source>] [-C <key_cred_cmd>] [-s <server_url>] [-u <username>] [-p <password>] <term> [<term> ...]

This tool has been tailored for use as address-book-cmd in aerc-config(5).

Options

-h, ā€‰--help

show this help message and exit

-v, ā€‰--verbose

Print debug info on stderr.

-l <limit>, --limit <limit>

Maximum number of results returned by the server. If the server does not support limiting, this option will be disregarded.

Default: 10

-c <file>, --config-file <file>

INI configuration file from which to read the CardDAV URL endpoint.

Default: ~/.config/aerc/accounts.conf

-S <section>, --config-section <section>

INI configuration section where to find <key_source> and <key_cred_cmd>. By default the first section where <key_source> is found will be used.

-k <key_source>, --config-key-source <key_source>

INI configuration key to lookup in <section> from <file>. The value must respect the following format:

https?://<username>[:<password>]@<hostname>/<path/to/addressbook>

Both <username> and <password> must be percent encoded. If <password> is omitted, it can be provided via --config-key-cred-cmd or --password.

Default: carddav-source

-C <key_cred_cmd>, --config-key-cred-cmd <key_cred_cmd>

INI configuration key to lookup in <section> from <file>. The value is a command that will be executed with sh -c to determine <password> if it is not present in <key_source>.

Default: carddav-source-cred-cmd

-s <server_url>, --server-url <server_url>

CardDAV server URL endpoint. Overrides configuration file.

-u <username>, --username <username>

Username to authenticate on the server. Overrides configuration file.

-p <password>, --password <password>

Password for the specified user. Overrides configuration file.

Positional Arguments

<term>

Search term. Will be used to search contacts from their FN (formatted name), EMAIL, NICKNAME, ORG (company) and TITLE fields.

Examples

These are excerpts of ~/.config/aerc/accounts.conf.

Fastmail

  [fastmail]
  carddav-source = https://janedoe%40fastmail.com@carddav.fastmail.com/dav/addressbooks/user/janedoe@fastmail.com/Default
  carddav-source-cred-cmd = pass fastmail.com/janedoe
  address-book-cmd = carddav-query -S fastmail %s

Gmail

  [gmail]
  carddav-source = https://johndoe%40gmail.com@www.googleapis.com/carddav/v1/principals/johndoe@gmail.com/lists/default
  carddav-source-cred-cmd = pass gmail.com/johndoe
  address-book-cmd = carddav-query -S gmail %s

See Also

aerc-config(5)

Authors

Originally created by Drew DeVault and maintained by Robin Jarry who is assisted by other open source contributors. For more information about aerc development, see https://sr.ht/~rjarry/aerc/.

Referenced By

aerc-config(5).

2024-02-24