bbdb-srv - Converts Mail-Headers to an Emacs-Lisp String.
echo Some Headers | bbdb-srv
This script reads a block of message headers on stdin, and converts them to an
emacs-lisp string (quoting all dangerous characters) and then uses the
`gnudoit' program to cause a running Emacs process to invoke the `bbdb-srv'
function with that string.
This has the effect of causing the running Emacs to display the BBDB record
corresponding to these headers.
See the Emacs side of things in bbdb-srv.el for more info.
A trivial application of this is the shell command:
echo 'From: Jamie Zawinski <email@example.com>' | bbdb-srv.perl
which will cause the corresponding record to be displayed. A more interesting
application of this is:
setenv NS_MSG_DISPLAY_HOOK bbdb-srv.perl
which will hook BBDB up to Mozilla (Unix Netscape Mail and Netscape News
versions 3.0b2 and later only.)
This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original
program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the GNU
Info format; see below.
The bbdb is fully documented by The insidious Big Brother Database for mail
, available via the Infonode bbdb
This manual page was written by Joerg Jaspert (JJ)
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but
may be used by others).