You can have one or more addressbooks in Pine. In addition to a
personal addressbook, one or more global, read-only addressbooks can be
set up (for sharing between multiple users). The names of your personal
addressbooks are specified in the Pine resource file by the
address-book option. Normally, this option is set and
modified from within Pine by using the
SETUP menu and then
Addressbook menu; it can, however, also be
set by manually editing the Pine resource file. The built-in default
file name used for an addressbook PMDF_INIT:PINE.ADDRESSBOOK. A
"lookup" file is used to speed access to the addressbook. The
lookup file has the same name as the addressbook, with -LU as suffix;
e.g., PMDF_INIT:PINE.ADDRESSBOOK-LU. The lookup file is
generated automatically by Pine.
Global addressbooks can be specified using the
18.104.22.168 Pine Address Books and the PMDF Personal Alias Database
A limited interface between Pine's address books and PMDF's personal
alias database has existed since Pine 3.91. When you add an address to
one of Pine's address books using Pine's
menu, it will also be added to your personal alias database,
overwriting any existing entry of the same name. The Pine
"nickname" is the alias name used in PMDF's personal alias
database and the e-mail address is the corresponding value for the
alias. Adding or deleting Pine's address lists has no effect on PMDF's
personal alias database.
When you delete an address in one of Pine's address books, it is also deleted from PMDF's personal alias database if present.
J command can be used to dump the entire current
addressbook into your PMDF personal alias database. If no personal
alias database exists, it will be created.