Chapter 3. Command Line Arguments

KABC-Client supports the following options:

OptionDescription
--help, --help-allShows help about the program options.
--authorShows the program author information.
-v, --versionShows the program version information.
--licenseShows the program license information.
--verbosePrint helpful runtime messages.
--nosavePrint what would have been done, but do not execute. Do not change anything in the KDE address book; do not insert, remove, modify any existing contacts.
--match-caseUse case sensitive matching when comparing input data with contact data from the address book.
Major Operation Modes: 
-L, --listPrint all contacts in specified export format.
-A, --addInsert contacts into the address book.
-R, --removeDelete contacts from the address book.
-M, --mergeMerge data from the input with matching contacts from the address book.
Formatting and Encoding: 
-if, --input-format formatHow to interpret the input data. Use help for a list of available values.
-of, --output-format formatHow to format the output data. Use help for a list of available values.
-if-opts, --input-format-options optionsInput format specific customization options. Use help for a list of available values.
-of-opts, --output-format-options optionsOutput format specific customization options. Use help for a list of available values.
-ic, --input-codec encodingText encoding used to present the input data. Use help for a list of available values.
-oc, --output-codec encodingText encoding which should be used to present the output data. Use help for a list of available values.