A CommandLine Tool For Importing Google Contacts Has Been Added To Ubuntu Touch

Hello Linux Geeksters. Despite the fact that there is no application yet available for importing the Google contacts to Ubuntu Touch, Canonical has created a commandline tool that does this.

A CommandLine Tool For Importing Google Contacts Has Been Added To Ubuntu Touch

In order to get your Google contacts to Ubuntu Touch, you have to:

SSH from the remote device to the Ubuntu Touch

Install the syncevolution package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository deb http://downloads.syncevolution.org/apt stable main
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install syncevolution-evolution

And run the syncevolution command:

$ syncevolution --sync one-way-from-server Google_Contacts addressbook

This command works only for 50 contacts or less. If you have more contacts in your agenda, run the command once for each 50. For more information, see this wiki.

For those who don’t know, both Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Ubuntu Touch 1.0 will be released on the 17th of October, 2013. Canonical has worked hard in the last months, in order to get the two operating systems ready in time. While they have dropped the idea to release Ubuntu Saucy with Mir as default, Mir will debut with Ubuntu Touch 1.0.

Recently, Canonical has brought important Unity 8 and Mir improvements, for the Ubuntu mobile OS.

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