Calendar program dates

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Fri Aug 22 22:42:41 PDT 2003

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On Thursday, 21 August 2003 at 10:43:17 -0500, Charles Howse wrote:
>>> OK, I jumped the gun here.
>>> After browsing through some of the calendar.* files, I
>> realize that it
>>> sends an event for tomorrow if no event for today exists.
>>> Sorry about that.  :-)
>> From the man page:-
>>      The calendar utility checks the current directory for a file
>> named calendar and displays lines that begin with either today's
>> date or tomor- row's.  On the day before a weekend (normally
>> Friday), events for the next three days are displayed.
> I read the man page before I posted, but didn't understand what "either
> today's date or tomorrow's." meant before I browsed the calendar.*
> files.  I thought it might be set to display tomorrow's date by default
> and I needed to set it to display today's date.

Here's what I use for the same purpose:

   # Go through the calendars and find out what happened today.
   cd /usr/share/calendar
   (for i in /usr/share/calendar/calendar.*; do calendar -W -1 -f $i 2>/dev/null; done) | sort | uniq | mail -s "Today's anniversaries" grog 

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