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Old 06-20-2016, 01:39 PM   #1
davcefai
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Question pst-utils problem. How to get contacts?


I have built a new PC for my wife - and she agreed to upgrade from Windows to Linux!

I have been able to import her emails into kmail via readpst. However I cannot get at her contacts list.
Using:
Code:
pst2ldif outlook.pst
seems to do absolutely nothing - or I cannot find the output. Does pst2ldif have a default file location to write to?

lspst does output a list of contacts, but just the names - not really useful.

Is there another way?

Can anybody help please?
 
Old 06-27-2016, 03:29 PM   #2
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You may try strace to show you what files are opened. Or lsof. If pst2ldif is a shell script you can run it with -x.

Code:
bash -x pst2ldif outlook.pst
 
Old 07-01-2016, 01:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for this. I am away from home at the moment but will try it as soon as I can.
 
Old 08-17-2016, 01:30 PM   #4
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I have tried to run pst2ldif again. It is a binary so I used strace.

I cannot make any sense of the output but have realised that for some reason the program is failing to run. It prints up the help message and exits.

Giving up. Thanks for trying to help.
 
Old 09-12-2016, 02:18 AM   #5
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Workaround

I exported the contacts to a csv file from outlook, edited the file, mostly by removing (a lot of) unused columns and then left y wife to copy/paste into kmail contacts.

Since this is a one-off, it was not worth wating any more time on.
 
Old 09-18-2016, 10:54 AM   #6
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You mean Kmail does not have an import from CSV??
 
Old 11-18-2016, 05:57 AM   #7
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Maybe like this:

Code:
pst2ldif outlook.pst -b "o=organization, c=US"
If you want a file then:

Code:
pst2ldif outlook.pst -b "o=organization, c=US" > output.ldif

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