CALENDAR(1) CALENDAR(1) NAME calendar - reminder service SYNOPSIS calendar [ - ] [ n ] DESCRIPTION Calendar consults calendar files and prints out lines that contain today's date or any date up through the nth working day hence (n=1 by default). Most American-style month-day dates such as `Dec. 7,' `december 7,' `12/7,' etc., are rec- ognized, but not `7/12'. The symbol `*' denotes every month as in `* 7' or `*/7'. A year may follow the day, as in `Dec 7, 84', `Dec 7 1984', or `12/7/84'. By default, the program consults the file `calendar' in the $HOME directory (see sh(1)), or in the current directory if a home directory is not known. Other calendar files to be consulted may be specified by lines of the form #include "file" in the calendar file. Includes do not nest. When the `-' argument is present, calendar reminds all users of their calendar engagements by mail(1). Normally this hap- pens daily in the wee hours under control of cron(8). Calen- dars not in home directories, or recipients not registered as users, may be registered for reminder service by placing lines of the form `pathname mailname' in file /usr/lib/calendar. FILES calendar files /usr/lib/calendar /etc/passwd /tmp/cal* egrep, echo, join, sort, sed, mail, /usr/lib/calendar? subprocesses SEE ALSO at(1) BUGS The mail reminder service doesn't work when it finds less than two calendars. Your calendar must be public information for you to get reminder service. Holidays are what the program says they are.