Create a QR code image in MECARD format

qrencode -o myqr.png 'MECARD:N:Lee,Chris;TEL:8881234567;;;'
Add the QR code image on your webpage, business card ., etc, so people can scan it and quick add to their Contact Address Book. Tested on iPhone with QRreader.

By: dynaguy
2011-07-18 20:22:09

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  • If your contact information was entered when your user account was created (it gets added to /etc/passwd) then this gets that info and creates a QR code for you automatically

    getent passwd $(whoami) | echo "$(perl -ne '/^([^:]+):[^:]+:[^:]+:[^:]+:([^ ]+) ?([^,]+)?,([^,]*),([^,]*),([^:,]*),?([^:,]*)/ and printf "MECARD:N:$3,$2;ADR:$5;TEL:$4;TEL:$6;EMAIL:$1@"')$HOSTNAME;;" | qrencode -o myqr.png
    Strawp · 2011-07-25 12:59:57 0

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The default size is 135x135 pixels. Use the '-s' switch to change the size. Example, to generate a 170x170 size of image, add "-s 6"
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Can I use this QR code format for my e-commerce business?
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I think this is a good idea and a useful new feature. Although it will take time for people to start actively using it. When the team of the site created one project for our business, we used QR solutions for the list of our services, which could be easily found
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What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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