svn commit: r204849 - head/usr.bin/ncal

Edwin Groothuis edwin at
Tue Mar 9 11:01:41 UTC 2010

On Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 01:39:28AM +0100, Alexander Best wrote:
> Edwin Groothuis schrieb am 2010-03-08:
> > On Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 12:16:04AM +0100, Alexander Best wrote:
> > > could you have another look at the -J option? it seems highlighting
> > > still
> > Aha, only -J in "month only" view is still not working. Will take
> > care of it later. Also add a bunch of regression tests to it, because
> > of all of this.
> > > isn't enabled in combination with it. also i'm wondering what the
> > > purpose of
> > > the -b switch is. running `cal` and `ncal -b` seems to be doing the
> > > very same
> > > thing (setting flag_backward = 1).
> > You can't run "cal" until you have installed it, while being able
> > to run "ncal -b" and coming into "cal" mode is kind of nice.
> thanks for the hint. the -b switch definitely comes in handy when `cal` isn't
> available, because one is running ncal from /usr/src/usr.bin.
> will the -b switch disappear once you ncal/cal works properly with
> highlighting?

It will be hard to write proper regression tests if you can't
properly specify what you want :-)

> what confused me a little is the output of something like `ncal 10 2011`.
> judging from ncal(1) i guessed the output to be October of 2011, yet the
> output is all months from October 2011 to September 2012.

Yeah, fixed.

> i tried `ncal -m 10 2011` instead and the output was just the same. so what's
> the right way to see the entry for lets say October 2011?
> another issue i'm having is the -m switch in combination with f and p. judging
> from ncal(1) `ncal -m 3p` should output February 2010 and `ncal -m 3f` April
> 2010. however instead of printing the previous and next month the previous and
> next year gets printed.

If I understand correctly:

-m 1  gives this years January (which is 2010)
-m 1p gives the previous January (which is 2010)
-m 1f gives the next January (which is 2011)

-m 9  gives this years September (which is 2010)
-m 9p gives the previous September (which is 2009)
-m 9f gives the next September (which is 2010)

And now the tricky one:

-m 3  gives this years March (which is 2010)
-m 3p gives the previous March (which is 2009)
-m 3f gives the next March (which is 2011)


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