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Mass change of contact list aliases

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:49 pm
by mlcampbe
Hi all, I have a question that I would like to get some clarification on.

I have many names in my contact list and I want to mass change the alias for many of these. I found the blist.xml file that has all of the names/aliases defined and I wrote a perl script to rebuild the file like I wanted. I put my modified blist.xml file (the only thing that changed was the alias line for several contacts) back into the same location as the original and opened adium. However, I see that my blist.xml file changes are overwritten with the old values and the contact list shows the old aliases as well. Where is adium getting the aliases from? Is it from the server? Is there any way to mass change aliases without having to do them one-by-one?