Ubuntu – Howto have thunderbird/lightning open ics files


Some websites offer .ics files, calendar files. I would like Thunderbird to open these with Lightning so it can add the events in the ics-file to its calendar.

When I use /usr/bin/thunderbird to open the file with, it starts a new message with the ics file attached.

I could download the file, then import it from lightning, But I rather have lightning just open the file.

Is there a commandline-option for this? Some wrapper-script maybe? Should I change something in Firefox?

Best Answer

Right now there is no feature to open the lighting directly using command line. But mozilla provides an option to open the sunbird client.

There is bug filed for the same. But unfortunately the bug timeline is not active.

We can open an .ics file directly using Evolution, KOrganizer or Calendar. But it is sad that Ubuntu default mail client is unable to add the .ics directly to the calendar system.

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