cal - displays a calendar
cal [-smjy13] [[month] year]
Cal displays a simple calendar. If arguments are not specified, the current month is displayed. The options are as follows:
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 reformation (although a few did not recognize it until the early 1900’s.) Ten days following that date were eliminated by the reformation, so the calendar for that month is a bit unusual.
A cal command appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.
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.
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