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

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat Sep 6 04:03:33 UTC 2008


On Fri, 2008-09-05 at 22:28 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> 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
----
you must be using CentOS-4 and that version of Evolution is really,
really old.

I'm not sure that ancient version of evolution-addressbook-export can
export directly to csv but if so, that would be more usable for
importing into thunderbird.

Craig



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