ical2rem.pl: Bridging the graphical and the textual

I use wyrd on a daily basis, the fantastic frontend to the planet-crushing power of remind.

But I also rely on a Google calendar for work-related stuff. Occasionally it becomes necessary to splice calendars together, and that’s when the fun starts.

Google allows you to export calendars into ics format, though a calendar’s Settings page. And ical2rem.pl converts them quickly into reminder format.

There’s nothing to see when this happens, so I don’t have a screenshot for you today.

But this wiki page will give you an idea how to set it up.

Personally I don’t bother with the cron job, like it suggests. It’s not often that I have to convert between them, and so once a month probably works for me.

The script is also in AUR, but it might be quicker just to download it. Have fun. 🙂

P.S.: Apparently the script has either been rewritten or converted to ruby. I haven’t tried that. Let me know how it works. 😉

6 thoughts on “ical2rem.pl: Bridging the graphical and the textual

    1. K.Mandla Post author

      Personal preference, mostly. I like remind’s easy-but-intricate configuration files. wyrd just puts an interface to it, which makes it more approachable.

      I used calcurse for a few years and liked it, but eventually wyrd won me over. 😉

    1. K.Mandla Post author

      Yes, as a matter of fact, I tinkered with it a little bit and I think I wrote about it for next week or the week after. 😉

    1. K.Mandla Post author

      Thanks for hunting those down. That script was a huge timesaver when I needed it a couple years ago. I haven’t been back to it in a while though. Cheers!

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