[Melbourne-pm] (paid) Assistance required for Google calendar hack
toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au
Thu Aug 13 18:20:39 PDT 2009
Nathan Bailey wrote:
> I have a quick job that I think would take an experienced coder less
> than a couple of days to do (but I am a notorious optimist :-)
> I want to be able to take an .ics file and push it into Google calendar.
> I *don't* need synchronisation, I'm happy with obliteration (ie. the new
> data can completely overwrite the old).
cp calendar.ics ~username/public_html/
Go to Google Calandar, and select "Add calendar" and then "Add by URL"
Whenever you update calendar.ics, google calendar should automatically
pick up the changes after a while. (Unsure what the sync interval is,
but seems quick enough for me)
Authentication comes in the form of "security by obscurity"
unfortunately.. Generate a random UUID via uuidgen (or just run: echo
`ps auxw`|md5sum) and then rename your calendar to it, ie:
mv calendar.ics b0cb8ec0-cdeb-4426-a2de-ebd5bed06ee9.ics
(and use that as the URL for google calendar)
I'm afraid this method doesn't involve Perl though!
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