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Old 12-14-2008, 03:48 PM   #1
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KMail. Where does KDE hide the address book?


Trying to do a backup and can't find the KMail address book. Where does KDE hide it?
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:20 PM   #2
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Well I did a grep on my ~ directory and the name from the address book I was searching for appeared in ~/.kde/share/apps/kabc/std.vcf. Not sure if any others files in this directory are linked to the address book but they probably are.
 
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The primary KDE PIM address book is stored in $HOME/.kde/share/apps/kabc.

There is a "quasi" address book based upon addresses manually used when selecting the Select (Recipient) button when composing a mail. Those address are stored in $HOME/.kde/share/config/kmailrc, [General] Recent Addresses. You won't find those addresses in a Konqueror search because KDE is programmed to not be able to search the kmailrc file as a typical text file, although the file is strictly a text file. To see this, open Konqueror and drill to $HOME/.kde/share/config. Then find the kmailrc file and notice file type "Unknown." Then again, perhaps my system is messed up somehow.

Using grep from the command line searches through the kmailrc file just fine.

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Old 12-14-2008, 07:23 PM   #4
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Just to keep you posted - I copied the file ~/.kde/share/apps/kabc/std.vcf to another users ~/.kde/share/apps/kabc/std.vcf and the address book appeared for that other user just fine. It would seem that there are no related index files in that directory and std.vcf alone holds the address book for kmail.
 
Old 12-14-2008, 08:50 PM   #5
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Well I did a grep on my ~ directory and the name from the address book I was searching for appeared in ~/.kde/share/apps/kabc/std.vcf. Not sure if any others files in this directory are linked to the address book but they probably are.
Thank you very much!
I went to /.kde/share/apps/kabc and found the std.vcf file. Konqueror shows it as a text file, but when I clicked on it expecting it to open a text editor, it instead opened the Kaddressbook and all the names are therein contained. However there are 30 more files all labeled std.vcf...x (numbered in sequence). It is possible to open each file with a text editor.
Anyway, the search is over.
Thanks, again. Greatly appreciated.
 
  


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