iqa [options] ['message'] --to-email 'firstname.lastname@example.org' --to-ics 'path/to/local/ics' --smtp-host 'mail.yourisp.com' --no-reply Don't send back a confirmation reply. (Only applies when messages come in via e-mail)
Process short natural, SMS-style descriptions of events and get them into the standard iCalendar format (aka "ICS" files).
Tomorrow at noon. Lunch with Bob
The format currently must be a date description followed by a period ("."), followed the event summary. See DateTime::Format::Natural for the kind of dates descriptions it can understand.
In an email file, like
iqa --to-email 'email@example.com' --smtp-host 'mail.yourisp.com'
Now send a text message to this address in the style above. It will receive the message, convert the message to a date and summary and forward on a new message to your regular email address with ICS data. A number of systems will allow you to just click on the resulting message to add it your calendar, where you can possibly add it later. You will be sent back a short confirmation message, showing how the date and time were translated.
There is also a
--no-reply if you don't want a confirmation reply.
qae 'Tomorrow at noon. Lunch with Bob'
For this example, You need to create a shell alias that makes a shortcut with the standard options you would use. For example, this might go in
# qae = "Quick Add Event" # Here the default location of the Evolution groupware calander is used alias qae='iqa --to-ics ~/.evolution/calendar/local/system/calendar.ics';
qar 'Tomorrow at noon. Lunch with Bob'
You are at your work computer but want to quickly add an event to a desktop calendar accessible only from another computer. Use this tool to generate an iCal event e-mail to yourself, which you can just click on to accept when you get home.
# qar = "Quick Add Remote" alias qar='iqa --to-email 'firstname.lastname@example.org' --smtp-host 'mail.yourisp.com'
It may not be safe to inject an event into an ICS file that another program is currently using. For example, if you inject an event an ICS file that evolution is managing while it is running. Also, these changes might not show up right away in the running program, either.
With Evolution, a safer option is to use the
--to-email option, and open the message in Evolution. It will recognize it as a special kind of event message, and offer to add it to your calendar.
You can save an extra step in the work flow by having the email automatically deleted after you add it your calendar. Look under Edit: Preferences: Mail: Calendar and Tasks and check the box for "Delete message after acting".
* Find out if it's possible to cause Evolution to reload the ICS file, so the event appears. * Support end times (example: 1pm - 3pm ) * Support alarms (examples: +1d, +15m ) * Make it easier to install the script and all the dependencies. * Support for other languages besides English (Needs volunteers!) * Gracefully handle the case when we are emailed a date description we don't understand. I think we should reply with a "sorry" message, but right now we just bomb out.
This software is currently considered alpha. What's here should generally work, but is subject to change. Note all the TODO items above.
Copyright (c) 2007, Mark Stosberg
email@example.com. All rights reserved.
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