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Re: gnokii --writephonebook niggles

From: Pawel Kot
Subject: Re: gnokii --writephonebook niggles
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 18:39:31 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Oliver, Peter wrote:

> You need to use the "-o" to write a phonebook.  If you don't, gnokii asks
> you to confirm.  However, it reads the answer to this question from STDIN,
> and rather getting the answer it just gets the next line of the input file!

Yes, I told it in the past many times.

> Some contacts had email addresses but no phone numbers.  Gnokii wrote out
> lines of the form "Name;;ME;...", and when it tried to read these lines back
> in it errored "Write FAILED (Data format is not valid.)".  Presumably this
> is a parsing bug.  Fortunately, inserting "0" between the first two
> semicolons as a dummy phone number proved to be a workaround.

I'll investigate it.

> Outlook puts semicolons in it's address fields.  Gnokii successfully gets
> them from the phone and writes them out.  When it tries to read them back
> in, it sees them as separators, and issues the error "There is no phone
> number on line [...] entry n".  I had to manually remove the semicolons.
> There needs to be some mechanism for escaping ";".

Needs to be done.

thanks for the report,

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