[Melbourne-pm] (paid) Assistance required for Google calendar hack

Nathan Bailey Nathan.Bailey at its.monash.edu
Thu Aug 13 19:41:30 PDT 2009

That would be pull, but I need push! :-)

Although you've raised a good point - if google calendar can be  
mounted as a file system (like gmail can), perhaps I can just cp it  
across :-)

On 14/08/2009, at 11:20 AM, Toby Corkindale wrote:

> 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"
> Enter: http://your.host.net/~username/calendar.ics
> 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!
> -Toby

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