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Old 02-02-2012, 05:24 AM   #16
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I will try the description property.

My "events" are 24 hour, but I think of them as a "thing of that day". Like holidays, for this matter. I do not wish to block other overlapping events in each of these dates, if this happens.

I tried to read a little bit in the RFC. I don't know what to choose, yet.

I have seen the category property. Can you make this an optional fourth column in the script? If it exists, use it. If it doesn't not, use a command line provided default, and if this also fails, use a default. Maybe with possibility of not generating this property.
 
Old 02-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #17
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I will try the description property.

My "events" are 24 hour, but I think of them as a "thing of that day". Like holidays, for this matter. I do not wish to block other overlapping events in each of these dates, if this happens.

I tried to read a little bit in the RFC. I don't know what to choose, yet.

I have seen the category property. Can you make this an optional fourth column in the script? If it exists, use it. If it doesn't not, use a command line provided default, and if this also fails, use a default. Maybe with possibility of not generating this property.
Few, if any, Calendar programs implement the entire RFC feature set.

Does Evolution allow you to set CATEGORIES in the GUI? They may be shown differently in the GUI from how they appear when you export to an ICS file. It will be the values shown in the ICS file which we need.
 
Old 02-02-2012, 10:07 AM   #18
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Does this work?
Code:
#!/usr/bin/awk -f

BEGIN {
    FS = "\t"
    print "BEGIN:VCALENDAR"
}

{
    print "BEGIN:VEVENT"
    print "SUMMARY:" gensub("\"", "", "g", $2)
    print "DESCRIPTION:" gensub("\"", "", "g", $3)
    split($1, array, "/")
    print "DTSTART:" array[3] array[2] array[1] "T000000"
    print "DURATION:PT24H"
    print "END:VEVENT"
}

END {
    print "END:VCALENDAR"
}
Call it by something like ./my_script.awk input.txt

If the output looks sane, try something like ./my_script.awk input.txt > output.ics and try importing output.ics into Evolution.
 
Old 10-09-2016, 07:20 AM   #19
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Good to know that something as simple as that worked. Now we are in a position to start developing the awk script to generate something like that from the CSV but it's late and I'm hungry and tired so no more from me today.

Meanwhile, could you try a DESCRIPTION as well as the SUMMARY? I'm thinking your third CSV field could go in it.
Some big and bad events in my life happened while I was in this thread. I do not remember exactly what I was trying to do back then. I will need a few more days to get it. But you can consider that I am still interested in that awk script!

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Will you be OK with all the DURATIONs being 24 hours?
Yes, I think I would have no problem with that in 90% of time, if not 100%. What is the reason that someone would not like it this way?
 
  


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