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vCard to LDIF/CSV Converter

by Thomas Bruederli

To run this converter just copy all files to a webserver directory where PHP is installed and enabled. Open your browser and type in the URL of your webserver with the according folder. By default, file uploads up to 2MB are allowed.

Command line version

This package also includes a shell script to invoke the converter from the command line. PHP is also required to be installed on your machine. Just copy the files anywhere on your disk, open a terminal and type the following commands:

$ cd /path/to/vcfconvert
$ ./ -f ldif -o destination_file.ldif source_file.vcf


$ ./ -hv -f csv -d ";" -o destination_file.csv source_file.vcf

To get information about optinal parameters, type

$ ./ help


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

For any bug reports or feature requests please open issue tickets at

Note from Kevin on libdlusb compatibility

Due to the fact libdlusb is incapable of transmitting all the information generally used with the contact application (currently it is capable of only transmitting name, type, and phone number) I have intentionally organized the format to be convenient for saving into the note application instead. This allows the user to have multiple phone numbers per entry along with an e-mail address.