Create a QR code image in MECARD format

qrencode -o myqr.png 'MECARD:N:Lee,Chris;TEL:8881234567;EMAIL:chris.lee@somedomain.com;;'
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.

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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


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    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 https://exoft.net/software-development-for-startups/ 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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Here is an active link from my last comment, for convenience - https://exoft.net/software-development-for-startups/
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