One of the first operations anyone does as they get a new phone is to import contacts from the old one.
I imported mine from my beloved N9 to my new Jolla (spoiler: I love it) and I noticed they still store Facebook, GTalk, Jabber and Skype informations from the Harmattan accounts integration.
I decided to clean all those links, so I started to figure out how the vcf file format (the one that the N9 uses to export contacts) works; I easily discovered Harmattan connects to Facebook, GTalk and Jabber using the XMPP protocol, so it links those accounts with the X-JABBER tag; for the Skype account, it stores the X-SKYPE tag, instead.
The hardest part was to find out a solution to not edit one by one above 200 contacts, but Linux – as usually – came in my rescue; I could fix my issue using the sed command line tool (which I don’t know if it’s named after the Latin preposition, though).
First of all, I exported my contact list from the N9 – Contacts > Export contacts > File.
Then I moved the newly created MyDocs > Rubrica directory (my N9 is set to Italian, I don’t know the exact name of your contacts folder) to my pc and merged all the contacts via the terminal with the command
cat *.vcf > all.vcf
After that, if you need to delete Facebook/GTalk/Jabber infos, simply prompt
sed '/X-JABBER/d' all.vcf > OUTPUTFILE.vcf
or for Skype
sed '/X-SKYPE/d' all.vcf > OUTPUTFILE.vcf
then, copy the OUTPUT.vcf file into your Jolla and import it.
Of course this should works with other phones as well!
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