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There are many answers online on how to hide old events from iCloud calendars, but not many on how to actually delete them. From the settings, it appears to not be possible to do automatically. There may be, however, a command-line way to do it. I’m looking for something that doesn’t rely on AppleScript to call the Calendar app and doing it there, as I’ve gotten mixed results with such solutions, and would rather not invoke a GUI.

  • what criteria will be used to Delete? – Ruskes Jan 28 '15 at 16:56
  • @Buscar웃 Forgot to write that, apparently. I want to delete events older than X (lets say 15) days. – user137369 Jan 29 '15 at 13:35
  • @Buscar웃 On second look, it’s on the first sentence that I want to delete old events. – user137369 Jan 29 '15 at 13:36
  • sorry, I missed that, so you mean to delete all "past" events. – Ruskes Jan 29 '15 at 17:03
  • @Buscar웃 Yes, precisely. – user137369 Jan 29 '15 at 17:11
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Since iCloud is based on CalDAV, this shouldn’t be too hard. Deleting an event boils down to a simple HTTP request, e.g.:

DELETE /calendars/johndoe/home/132456762153245.ics HTTP/1.1
If-Match: "2134-314"

This project on GitHub could serve as a good starting point: jcs/iclouddav

  • Thank you, but I’m looking for a more ready-made solution (or at the very least one with more documentation). I’ll still take a look, though. – user137369 Jan 29 '15 at 13:40

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