calendar



CALENDAR(1)                 General Commands Manual                CALENDAR(1)


NAME

     calendar - reminder service


SYNOPSIS

     calendar [-abw] [-A num] [-B num] [-f calendarfile] [-t [[[cc]yy]mm]dd]


DESCRIPTION

     The calendar utility checks the current directory or the directory
     specified by the CALENDAR_DIR environment variable for a file named
     calendar and displays lines that begin with either today's date or
     tomorrow's.  On Fridays, events on Friday through Monday are displayed.

     The options are as follows:

     -A num  Print lines from today and next num days (forward, future).

     -a      Process the ``calendar'' files of all users and mail the results
             to them.  This requires superuser privileges.

     -B num  Print lines from today and previous num days (backward, past).

     -b      Enforce special date calculation mode for Cyrillic calendars.

     -f calendarfile
             Use calendarfile as the default calendar file.

     -t [[[cc]yy]mm]dd
             Act like the specified value is ``today'' instead of using the
             current date.  If yy is specified, but cc is not, a value for yy
             between 69 and 99 results in a cc value of 19.  Otherwise, a cc
             value of 20 is used.

     -w      Print day of the week name in front of each event.

     To handle calendars in your national code table you can specify
     ``LANG=<locale_name>'' in the calendar file as early as possible.  To
     handle national Easter names in the calendars, ``Easter=<national_name>''
     (for Catholic Easter) or ``Paskha=<national_name>'' (for Orthodox Easter)
     can be used.

     The ``CALENDAR'' variable can be used to specify the style.  Only
     `Julian' and `Gregorian' styles are currently supported.  Use
     ``CALENDAR='' to return to the default (Gregorian).

     To enforce special date calculation mode for Cyrillic calendars you
     should specify ``LANG=<local_name>'' and ``BODUN=<bodun_prefix>'' where
     <local_name> can be ru_RU.UTF-8, uk_UA.UTF-8 or by_BY.UTF-8.

     Other lines should begin with a month and day.  They may be entered in
     almost any format, either numeric or as character strings.  If proper
     locale is set, national months and weekdays names can be used.  A single
     asterisk (`*') matches every month.  A day without a month matches that
     day of every week.  A month without a day matches the first of that
     month.  Two numbers default to the month followed by the day.  Lines with
     leading tabs default to the last entered date, allowing multiple line
     specifications for a single date.  ``Easter'' (may be followed by a
     positive or negative integer) is Easter for this year.  ``Paskha'' (may
     be followed by a positive or negative integer) is Orthodox Easter for
     this year.  Weekdays may be followed by ``-4'' ... ``+5'' (aliases last,
     first, second, third, fourth) for moving events like ``the last Monday in
     April''.

     By convention, dates followed by an asterisk (`*') are not fixed, i.e.,
     change from year to year.

     Day descriptions start after the first <tab> character in the line; if
     the line does not contain a <tab> character, it isn't printed out.  If
     the first character in the line is a <tab> character, it is treated as
     the continuation of the previous description.

     The calendar file is preprocessed by cpp(1), allowing the inclusion of
     shared files such as company holidays or meetings.  If the shared file is
     not referenced by a full pathname, cpp(1) searches in the current (or
     home) directory first, and then in the directory /usr/share/calendar.
     Empty lines and lines protected by the C commenting syntax (/* ... */)
     are ignored.

     Some possible calendar entries (a \t sequence denotes a <tab> character):

           LANG=C
           Easter=Ostern

           #include <calendar.usholiday>
           #include <calendar.birthday>

           6/15\tJune 15 (if ambiguous, will default to month/day).
           Jun. 15\tJune 15.
           15 June\tJune 15.
           Thursday\tEvery Thursday.
           June\tEvery June 1st.
           15 *\t15th of every month.

           May Sun+2\tsecond Sunday in May (Muttertag)
           04/SunLast\tlast Sunday in April,
           \tsummer time in Europe
           Easter\tEaster
           Ostern-2\tGood Friday (2 days before Easter)
           Paskha\tOrthodox Easter


FILES

     calendar              File in current directory.
     ~/.calendar           Directory in the user's home directory (which
                           calendar changes into, if it exists).
     ~/.calendar/calendar  File to use if no calendar file exists in the
                           current directory.
     ~/.calendar/nomail    calendar will not send mail if this file exists.
     calendar.all          International and national calendar files.
     calendar.birthday     Births and deaths of famous (and not-so-famous)
                           people.
     calendar.canada       Canadian holidays.
     calendar.christian    Christian holidays (should be updated yearly by the
                           local system administrator so that roving holidays
                           are set correctly for the current year).
     calendar.computer     Days of special significance to computer people.
     calendar.croatian     Croatian calendar.
     calendar.discord      Discordian calendar (all rites reversed).
     calendar.fictional    Fantasy and fiction dates (mostly LOTR).
     calendar.french       French calendar.
     calendar.german       German calendar.
     calendar.history      Miscellaneous history.
     calendar.holiday      Other holidays (including the not-well-known,
                           obscure, and really obscure).
     calendar.judaic       Jewish holidays (should be updated yearly by the
                           local system administrator so that roving holidays
                           are set correctly for the current year).
     calendar.music        Musical events, births, and deaths (strongly
                           oriented toward rock n' roll).
     calendar.nz           New Zealand calendar.
     calendar.openbsd      OpenBSD related events.
     calendar.pagan        Pagan holidays, celebrations and festivals.
     calendar.russian      Russian calendar.
     calendar.space        Cosmic history.
     calendar.uk           UK calendar.
     calendar.ushistory    U.S. history.
     calendar.usholiday    U.S. holidays.
     calendar.world        World wide calendar.


SEE ALSO

     at(1), cal(1), cpp(1), mail(1), cron(8)


STANDARDS

     The calendar program previously selected lines which had the correct date
     anywhere in the line.  This is no longer true: the date is only
     recognized when it occurs at the beginning of a line.


HISTORY

     A calendar command appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.


BUGS

     calendar doesn't handle all Jewish holidays or moon phases.

OpenBSD 5.9                    January 20, 2016                    OpenBSD 5.9

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