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Contacts allows you to view and search the Address Book contents via the command line terminal.

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • contacts is now installed in /usr/bin instead of /usr/local/bin
  • the '-S' option was added; firstname first or vice versa is now handled correctly; added the notes to the search fields
  • added tokens to access addresses (i.e. '%a', '%ha', etc)
  • added '%u' token to access unique identifier for each person


Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Anonymous Member IconReview

For developers, the command line inerface is huge! I just installed this little app, and I love it. Great idea. Would be nice if it could search the directories also, but I suspect that would cause some addiitional overhead and configuration problems. That being said, this is a great utility, nice job!

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

for what reason... i think the Address Book work just fine like it is

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Version 1.1
Guardian Archon

This is likely meant for people who access their computer remotely through telnet or SSH and want to be able to get to someone's contact information remotely as well. I think it's a wonderful program, and I think there should be more like it to help out those who are on the go.

Anonymous Member IconReview

Do many people use the terminal to do their computing?

If I never use the terminal, it would be too soon.

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Version 1.0

I do a lot of my computing from the command line. For some things it's faster/more powerful. I have not tried this out yet (I will when I get home!). It sounds great :).


Anonymous Member Icon

With a command line I can log in, read my mail, delete the spam, reply, and get out while you're still waiting for Mail.app to bring up Inbox.

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Downloads 3,108
Version Downloads 1,892
License Free
Date 23 Apr 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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