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Use your calendar when you can't use a graphical user interface

konsolekalendar is an application to administer a calendar without a graphical user interface. It normally works with the calendar that is marked "Default", if you use KOrganizer. However, it is possible to create a calendar if you don't have one already.

As it is strictly a command-line application, konsolekalendar's syntax must be learned first.

Here is a short introduction to using konsolekalendar:

  • If you do not already have a calendar set up, you first need to create one
konsolekalendar --create --file ~/.kde/share/apps/korganizer/vacation.ics

(This location will enable it to be used either in konsolekalendar or in korganizer.)

  • Add a calendar entry
konsolekalendar --add --date 2009-06-06 --summary "My Birthday" \
--description "Party Time"

adds your birthday to your default calendar.

  • Add a vacation
konsolekalendar --add --file vacation.ics --date 2009-08-01 \
--end-date 2009-08-07 --summary "Vacation" --description "Nobody will ever find me!"

  • Show all calendar entries
konsolekalendar --all 2>errorlog

You probably don't want to do this, if you have been using your calendar for long. However, you can specify date ranges:

konsolekalendar --view --date 2009-08-17  --end-date 2009-08-21

shows that particular work-week.

  • Maybe you only wanted to see the next entry?
konsolekalendar --next

  • Or for the week ahead?
konsolekalendar --show-next 7

  • Show your calendar file
konsolekalendar --view 2>&1 | grep resource | grep konsolekalendar

  • Edit an entry
konsolekalendar --change --uid libkcal-1652809671.172 --summary "Get my head examined" --description "I must be crazy!!"

  • Before you can delete an entry, you first need to list it:

There at the bottom is the UID of the entry.

Now you are ready to delete it -

konsolekalendar --delete --uid libkcal-1652809671.172


Beware - this is a permanent delete. You cannot recover the entry

  • Export a calendar

It is possible to export to several formats, including CSV and html.

konsolekalendar --export-type CVS current.ics

  • Import a calendar
konsolekalendar --import another.ics --file current.ics

In this case, all the entries from another.ics will be merged into current.ics.