Sun, 16 Apr 2006

vcf to ezmlm

Just a real simple script for subscribing "Electronic Business Card attachment" vcard (.vcf) files into an ezmlm mailing list. Might save someone a bit of scripting. Doesn't like email addresses that have bash shell special characters.. fixing that is a excercise for the reader. No error checking.

#!/usr/bin/python
#
#  really really simple script for dumping stuff from a vcf file into an ezmlm mailing list
#

import fileinput, sys, os

# split lines have format ['EMAIL', 'type=INTERNET', 'type=WORK', 'type=pref:xxx@hotmail.com\n']
# where they have the info we want

# takes VCF file and dir where the mailing list lives as the args

vcffile = sys.argv[1]
listdir = sys.argv[2]

command = "/usr/bin/ezmlm-sub %s %s"

for line in fileinput.input(vcffile):
    words = line.split(";")
    if len(words) == 4 and words[0] == 'EMAIL':
       email =  words[3].replace('type=pref:','',1).strip('\n')
       print "adding %s to list at %s " % (email,listdir)
       os.system(command % (listdir, email))

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