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Merging Multiple Vcards On Linux
Recently, I needed to transfer contacts from an old samsung feature phone to an android smartphone. The issue i faced was that the samsung feature phone backups all contacts in a folder & organises them as one vcf file per contact, But android’s vcard saves all contacts in a single file. So, I found a way of merging all these indvidual vcards into single vcard by simply using linux command.
cd into the folder containing all vcards
cat * >> contacts.vcf
That’s it ! Now all the contacts are merged into the
What’s happening in the background?
Let’s look at the anatomy of a single vcard entry
Every vcard entry begins with
BEGIN:VCARD & ends with
cat * >> contacts.vcf concatenates all the contents of individual vcard files to a single
contacts.vcf file which you can import in android.
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