I wanted to export the addresses from my Linux email programme ‘Evolution’ into a format that could be used elsewhere. I wanted to use them into my Gmail account. I searched for a solution and came across incredibly complicated solutions that did not appeal to me.
I discovered one site where some very clever whiz had written a long script in Perl. The instruction was to save the Evolution contacts to Vcard format then use the script to convert the lot to the csv format.
Then I discovered a simple and elegant solution. Simply past the following into a terminal ‘/usr/lib/evolution/2.24/evolution-addressbook-export –format=csv > contacts.csv’
You will then find a file called ‘contacts.csv ‘ in your home folder which most programmes can import, including Gmail.
Thanks to Ryan’s Scraps for this information.