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CAL(1)			  BSD General Commands Manual			CAL(1)

NAME

cal - displays a calendar

SYNOPSIS

cal [-smjy13] [[month] year]

DESCRIPTION

Cal displays a simple calendar. If arguments are not specified, the cur- rent month is displayed. The options are as follows: -1 Display single month output. (This is the default.) -3 Display prev/current/next month output. -s Display Sunday as the first day of the week. (This is the default.) -m Display Monday as the first day of the week. -j Display Julian dates (days one-based, numbered from January 1). -y Display a calendar for the current year. A single parameter specifies the year (1 - 9999) to be displayed; note the year must be fully specified: "cal 89" will not display a calendar for 1989. Two parameters denote the month (1 - 12) and year. If no parameters are specified, the current month's calendar is displayed. A year starts on Jan 1. The Gregorian Reformation is assumed to have occurred in 1752 on the 3rd of September. By this time, most countries had recognized the reforma- tion (although a few did not recognize it until the early 1900's.) Ten days following that date were eliminated by the reformation, so the cal- endar for that month is a bit unusual.

HISTORY

A cal command appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

OTHER VERSIONS

Several much more elaborate versions of this program exist, with support for colors, holidays, birthdays, reminders and appointments, etc. For example, try the cal from http://home.sprynet.com/~cbagwell/projects.html or GNU gcal. BSD June 6, 1993 BSD

1994 Man-cgi 1.15, Panagiotis Christias <christia@theseas.ntua.gr>