Cal::DAV(3) a CalDAV client


my $cal = Cal::DAV->new( user => $user, pass => $pass, url => $url);
# the ics data will be fetched automatically if it's there
# ... or you can parse some ics
$cal->parse(filename => $data);
# cal now has all the methods of Data::ICal
# you can now monkey around with the object
# saves the updated calendar
# deletes the calendar
# lock the file on the server
# unlock the file on the server
# steal the lock
# also
# and
# resyncs it with the server
# Get the underlying HTTP::DAV object
my $dav = $cal->dav;


"Cal::DAV" is actually a very thin wrapper round "HTTP::DAV" and "Data::ICal" but it may gain more functionality later and, in the mean time, serves as something that


In order to test you need to define three environment variables: "CAL_DAV_USER", "CAL_DAV_PASS" and "CAL_DAV_URL_BASE" which points to a DAV collection that the user supplied has write permissions for.

It should be noted that, at the moment, I'm having problems finding a CalDAV server that allows me to create files and so I can't run all the tests.


new <arg[s]>

Must have at least "user", "pass" and "url" args where "url" is the url of a remote, DAV accessible ".ics" file.

Can optionally take an "auto_commit" option. See "auto_commit()" method below.

parse <arg[s]>

Make a new calendar object using same arguments as "Data::ICal"'s "new()" or "parse()" methods.

Does not auto save for you.

Returns 1 on success and 0 on failure.

save [url]

Save the calendar back to the server (or optionally to another path).

Returns 1 on success and 0 on failure.

delete [url]

Delete the file on the server or optionally another url.

Returns 1 on success and 0 on failure.

get [url]

Refetch the file from the sever to sync it -

Alternatively fetch an alternative url.

These will lose any local changes.


Same options as "HTTP::DAV"'s "unlock".


Same options as "HTTP::DAV"'s "unlock".


Same options as "HTTP::DAV"'s "steal_lock".


Same options as "HTTP::DAV::Response"'s "lockdiscovery".


Same options as "HTTP::DAV::Response"'s "forcefully_unlock_all".

dav [HTTP::DAV]

Get the underlying "HTTP::DAV" object or, alterntively, replace it with a a new one.


Get the underlying cal object

auto_commit [boolean]

Whether to auto save on desctruction or not.

Defaults to 0.


Same as "HTTP::DAV"'s "message" function.


Same as "HTTP::DAV"'s "errors" function.


Simon Wistow <[email protected]>


Copyright 2007, Simon Wistow

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