|tdg(1)||FreeBSD General Commands Manual||tdg(1)|
tdgis the graphical user interface client of the TDcal(7) calendar system.
tdg allows calendars to be viewed and
provides an interface for adding events, editing and deleting.
The principle behind
tdg is to offer a
user interface based on that of Sanjay Ghemawat's ical(1)
program but which supports the RFC5545 iCalendar specification and which can
interoperate with calendars on remote CalDAV RFC4791 servers.
The basic operation of
tdg is to display
forthcoming calendar events for a day, with the user able to move through
the days, months and years using buttons on the calendar.
Calendar events are displayed by 15-minute timeslot on the day display and can be edited by clicking them to type. They can also be moved and resized within the day by mouse drag operations and they can be copied or moved to other days using cut/paste operations.
tdg interfaces with the
TDcal(7) subsystem and so it supports multiple calendars
which are displayed using each calendar's color. New events can be added to
any writable calendar and events can be moved between calendars.
Events' timezones are taken into account so that when you travel and update your computer's timezone, events are displayed at their correct times based on each event's own timezone information.
tdg is normally invoked by clicking on the
tdt(1) icon in the system tray.
When invoked from the shell,
the following command-line options:
tdgwill be sent immediately to their servers rather than waiting for the next tdd(5) daemon synchronization run.
tdgdisplays the calendar for the selected month along with the events for the selected day.
On the calendar, days can be clicked to change to that day and there are buttons to move backwards and forwards through the days, the months and the years and also to return to the current day.
Calendar day numbers are in black for weekdays and green for weekends. Days with any event are in bold font. Days with events that are not all-day events are in blue.
Day-long or multi-day events are displayed under the calendar on
the left. Events that continue into the following day will have an ellipsis
...’ displayed after the text; events
continuing from the previous day will be preceded with an ellipsis
Events that start or end in the current day are displayed on the right hand side, in the appropriate timeslot.
Week numbers are shown to the left of the calendar. Week numbers
are calculated based on your chosen display start day which is determined
from the ‘
wesplit’ settings in the
configuration file. It is worth noting that Sunday will appear in a
different week depending on whether the calendar is displayed as
Monday-Sunday or Sunday-Saturday. Similarly for different week start days.
I.e., be aware that week numbers have regional interpretation.
TDcal operates in
the Gregorian calendar.
TDcal knows nothing about
calendar discontinuites that occured when countries switched from earlier
calendar systems to the Gregorian system. Different countries adopted the
Gregorian calendar at different times ranging from year 1582 (Flanders) to
2016 (Saudi Arabia). Displaying calendars for dates prior to your country's
adoption will still display the Gregorian calendar for those dates which
will not match with what was actually in use then.
Navigate to the desired start date using the calendar at the top right. Use the various month and year backwards < and forwards > buttons as well as the Prev and Next day buttons to navigate. For movements many months or years away, the Goto >> Date menu can also be used.
Next, if the event is an all-day or multi-day event click on empty space in the bottom left box. However, if the event has a specific start and end time, click on the desired timeslot for the start. If the desired start timeslot is already occupied by another event, create the event in any other empty slot and then use Shift-Btn1 to move the event to the desired start time. Type in the event's description. The first line becomes the event's summary. Subsequent lines become the event's description.
For events with start and end times, use Alt-Btn1 to resize the event to the desired end time.
Use Alt-E to edit the event's full details. To create a multi-day event, first create the event as described above, then use Alt-E to change the end date.
Use Alt-R to edit the event's repetition information. Repetition syntax and semantics are as defined by the RFC5545 iCalendar specification. Simple repetition information can also be added using the Repeat menu.
-Sflag is used, the changes are propagated immediately to the calendar's associated server.
tdgperforms a synchronization a short while after changes are recorded and again at one minute intervals if additonal changes are made.
-S flag is not used, changes are
not sent to the server by
tdg. Instead, the changes
will be sent at the next synchronization run initiated by the
tdd(5) synchronization daemon.
Note that, even with the
tdg does not periodically poll for changes from
servers. It only performs synchronization when a change is made to an event
tdg itself. For periodic polling to receive
changes made on other devices or on the server itself, the
tdd(1) daemon should be running. It is safe for both
tdg and tdd(1) syncronization to
be in use at the same time. TDcal implements a locking
mechanism to prevent two syncs happening simultaneously.
The event's summary and description can be edited simply by typing in the event's box. Changes are updated to the calendar 15 seconds after the user stops typing.
There are additional key sequences as follows:
tdg's internal clipboard.
tdg's internal clipboard.
tdg's internal clipboard into the current day. By using Alt-C or Alt-X and then changing days, Alt-V can be used to copy or move event to another day.
tdgutility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
|July 22, 2013||FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE|