Back in 1990

Two men wearing jackets are sitting across from each other in 1990. “So! Do you tweet these days?” – “Yeah I just started last month. Gets real tough sometimes though. I tweet my throat hoarse and not a single bird gives a damn.” Both men laugh for a minute, then head out to the bar.

Import GMail/Outlook CSV contacts as mutt aliases

Here is a perl script that reads an Outlook CSV contact list (the kind exported by GMail) and writes equivalent mutt aliases.

I wrote it several months back when I was getting rid of GMail for good, and needed to fetch my contact list (which, at that time, could only be exported in the Outlook or Google CSV formats) into mutt. It appears that since then GMail has begun additionally exporting in the vCard format as well.