pyCardDAV is a simple to use CardDAV CLI client. It has built in support for mutt's query_command but also works very well solo.
pyCardDAV consists of pycardsyncer, a program for syncing your CardDAV resource into a local database and of pc_query, a program for querying the local database. pyCardDAV is some ugly python code (actually, it's not that bad anymore…) that holds together vobject, lxml, requests and pysqlite.
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Please do provide feedback if pyCardDAV works for you or even more importantly if it doesn't. You can reach me by email at pycarddav (at) lostpackets (dot) de , by jabber/XMPP at geier (at) jabber (dot) ccc (dot) de or via github
pyCardDAV is released under the Expat/MIT License:
Copyright (c) 2011-2013 Christian Geier and contributors
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