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Re: tool?

Dan Simoes writes:
>Before I reinvent the wheel, I thought I'd check since I've
>seen some bits of perl floating around here.
>I currently store all my phone numbers and other info in a 
>flat text file, and use a script I wrote in ksh to search 
>and update it.
>I've got about 600 numbers in this file, so I'd rather not import
>it to the pilot as a flat file.  Rather, I'd like to migrate from
>what I'm using to something that is compatible with the pilot
>address book, maybe using dbm or something.
>So, does this sound remotely familiar?  What do the rest of you
>unix geeks use to keep track of phone numbers? :)

This may sound horrible, but I actually use my Pilot to track phone
numbers :-)

This may be a personal preference, but I didn't use any computer-based
PIM before, and I'm not about to start.  I use the Pilot as a main data
repository and back it up to my Mac and my Unix workstation whenever I
remember to.  However, I wrote a Perl script (pad) to quickly find phone
numbers in the address book, and I'm happy to say it works quite well.
I'm currently updating the script to make nice lists and labels using


Martin von Weissenberg     <http://www.hut.fi/~mweissen>
"Verbing weirds English." (Calvin)
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