You can transfer diary entries between Emacs diary files and a variety of other formats.
You can import diary entries from Outlook-generated appointment
messages. While viewing such a message in Rmail or Gnus, do M-x
diary-from-outlook to import the entry. You can make this command
recognize additional appointment message formats by customizing the
The icalendar package allows you to transfer data between your Emacs diary file and iCalendar files, which are defined in “RFC 2445—Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification (iCalendar)” (as well as the earlier vCalendar format).
iCalendar data from the current buffer and adds it to your
diary file. This function is also suitable for automatic extraction of
iCalendar data; for example with the Rmail mail client one could use:
(add-hook 'rmail-show-message-hook 'icalendar-import-buffer)
icalendar-import-file imports an iCalendar file
and adds the results to an Emacs diary file. For example:
(icalendar-import-file "/here/is/calendar.ics" "/there/goes/ical-diary")
You can use an
#include directive to add the import file contents
to the main diary file, if these are different files.
See Fancy Diary Display.
icalendar-export-file to interactively export an entire
Emacs diary file to iCalendar format. To export only a part of a diary
file, mark the relevant area, and call
In both cases, Emacs appends the result to the target file.