mu cfind - find contacts in the mu database and export them for use in other programs.
mu cfind [options] [<pattern>]
mu cfind is the mu command for finding contacts (name and e-mail address of people who were either the sender or receiver of mail). There are different output formats available, for importing the contacts into various tools.
When you index your messages (see mu index), mu creates a list of unique e-mail addresses found, and the accompanying name. In case the same e-mail address is used with different names, the most recent non-empty name is used.
mu cfind starts a search for contacts that match a regular expression. For example:
$ mu cfind '@gmail.com'
would find all contacts with a gmail-address, while
$ mu cfind Mary
would find all contact with Mary in either name or e-mail address.
If you do not specify any search expression, mu cfind will return the full list of contacts.
The regular expressions are Perl-compatible (as per the PCRE-library).
| --format= | description | |-------------+-----------------------------------| | plain | default, simple list | | mutt-alias | mutt alias-format | | mutt-ab | mutt external address book format | | wl | wanderlust addressbook format | | org-contact | org-mode org-contact format | | bbdb | BBDB format | | csv | comma-separated values |
mu cfind returns 0 upon successful completion; if it the a search was performed, there needs to be a least one match. Anything else leads to a non-zero return value, for example:
| code | meaning | |------+--------------------------------| | 0 | ok | | 1 | general error | | 2 | no matches (for 'mu cfind') |
You can use mu cfind as an external address book server for mutt. For this to work add the following to your muttrc:
set query_command = "mu cfind --format=mutt-ab '%s'"
Now, in mutt, you can easily search for e-mail address using the query-command, which is by default accessible by pressing Q.
Please report bugs if you find them at http://code.google.com/p/mu0/issues/list.
Dirk-Jan C. Binnema <firstname.lastname@example.org>