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NFBRead

Current version

Version number: 1.0
Release date: 21/Jul/2008
Authors: Vittorio 'vb' Bertola
License: GNU GPL version 2
Interface language: English
Programming language: Perl
OS/Environment: Linux

Description

NFBRead is a simple Perl script to parse and extract information from NFB files - the backup and archive file format used by several versions of Nokia's PC Suite software to back up the contents of mobile phones. If you have such a backup, but you don't have your phone or your PC Suite installation any more, this script will allow you to retrieve and print out your phonebook and SMS archive.

Requirements

NFBRead requires a Perl installation (which should come by default with your Linux) plus the two following CPAN modules:

Nokia::File::NFB Nokia::File::NFB::Element

You can easily install these modules using the cpan command line utility, which should also have been installed on your system.

Installation

Download the file and extract it in a temporary directory:

cd /tmp tar xvfz nfbread-1.0.tar.gz

then move the nfbread script into your favourite directory, and make it world-executable by typing

chmod 755 nfbread

Configuration

No configuration needs to be performed.

Usage

Just launch the script from the Linux command line!

The script takes two arguments. The first one is the operation to be performed; currently, the following ones are supported:

  • dir - Print the list of files included in the backup
  • fulldir - Print the list of files included in the backup, with details
  • phonebook - Print the phonebook
  • messages - Print the messages archive

The second argument is the name and path of the NFB file.

Optionally, before the first argument, you can specify --debug to print some debug output, or --quiet to suppress some status messages.

Examples:

nfbread dir /tmp/backup.nfb nfbread --quiet phonebook ~/Nokia_6610_backup.nfb

Download

Click here to download:

NFBRead 1.0 (1406 bytes)

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