[CalendarServer-users] ics feed from CALDAV
Emil.Lundberg at bmc.uu.se
Tue Feb 19 14:01:01 PST 2008
>> Has anyone written something to translate a caldav calendar into ics/
>> webcal format? A cro job, php script etc.
>> We have a leopard caldav server and would like to use this with older
>> tiger ical clients and with our web pages. For instance, there are
>> plenty of plugins for things like drupal that can use an an ics feed
>> but not much (well nothing) for caldav. We are only looking for
>> It should be straightforward to create something that grabs all the
>> events from the caldav server and puts them in ics format. I suppose
>> I could write one using the testing suite as a starting point? I
>> figure someone must have done this before.
>> (I think I have my terminology right)
> If you do an HTTP GET on the calendar collection (rather than the .ics
> resources within that) the server will return you a single .ics file
> the "rolled-up" calendar data from all the .ics resources in the
> This provides a read-only view of a CalDAV calendar that non-CalDAV
> can subscribe to.
Darn, Cyrus beat me to it :-)
As has been noted before, you can also use this as the subscription
URL for older clients (even Outlook). E.g.
Note the absence of a traing slash or you will get permission
problems, at least in iCal.
If you prefer, I believe you can also perform "dumps" of calendar
collections to .ics file directly in the file system, e.g.
# cat <DCS data root>/calendars/users/mark/calendar/* > /somewhere/
Although some users may have privacy issues with that.
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