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Anyone figure out how to make this "on demand"?
Authored by: rossr on Mar 15, '07 03:09:23AM

I have installed and configured GCALdaemon on my Powerbook and it seems to work great, but I'm not too thrilled at the thought of this process running in the background doing its thing at seemingly random intervals. I'm wondering if anyone has figured out how to invoke a GCALdaemon sync command "on demand"...

For example, it would be nice to run a shell script (that I can invoke at will) that starts up this daemon to sync iCal to my Google calendar, then quits the daemon until I am ready to sync again (or use a program like Lingon to run the sync command from time to time...).



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Anyone figure out how to make this "on demand"?
Authored by: dimpared on Mar 16, '07 05:27:17PM
You can use Platypus (http://www.sveinbjorn.org/platypus) to wrap standalone-start.sh into an App, but this will still launch it in the background.

-- dimpared

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Anyone figure out how to make this "on demand"?
Authored by: ShadowBottle on May 28, '07 12:50:54PM
"Sync-on-demand: This feature is a variant of the offline/dial-up mode. When you launch the 'GCALDaemon/bin/sync-now.sh' script, GCALDaemon synchronize your calendar files, then stop. You can create a shortcut icon on your desktop for the script, or you can combine it with Lingon. The 'sync-now' script knows less than the service-based offline synchronizer (LDAP, etc), but this mode is the optimal for systems with less than 256 MB of RAM."

http://gcaldaemon.sourceforge.net/usage13.html#offline

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