[CentOS] OT: Migration from Evolution to Thunderbird (Thunderbird mbox files)

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 03:28:14 UTC 2008


Craig White wrote:
<snip>
>> I just discovered that the mbox files are *not* the problem! Exporting 
>> my Address book from Evolution is not intuitively obvious. I found a web 
>> page from May 2006, that says:
>> "Export the evolution address book with the evolution-addressbook-export 
>> utility in csv format" and it said to use this command:
>> /usr/lib/evolution/2.X/evolution-addressbook-export --format=csv > 
>> contacts.csv
>> but I cannot find evolution-addressbook-export there.
>> I have been using Evolution for years, because Upstream defaults to it, 
>> but YUK..... I am moving to Thunderbird and I am not going to look back.
>> I will keep searching, for a hopefully simple way to Export my contacts 
>> from Evolution, so I can Import them into Thunderbird.....     :-)
> ----
> /usr/libexec/evolution/2.8/evolution-addressbook-export

Craig: Cool. I just  posted that I found a way around it (exporting .vcf 
and then using a converter on the web to .ldif and .csv formats) but you 
are correct, I did find evolution-addressbook-export
in /usr/libexec/evolution/2.12/
It wasn't where I was looking for it, from the post I'd read. Had I not 
found a way around it, you would have saved the day.... Thanks!  Lanny


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