CAL(P) POSIX Programmer s Manual CAL(P)

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NAME cal - print a calendar

SYNOPSIS cal [[month] year ]

DESCRIPTION The cal utility shall write a calendar to standard output using the Julian calendar for dates from January 1, 1 through September 2, 1752 and the Gregorian calendar for dates from September 14, 1752 through December 31, 9999 as though the Gregorian calendar had been adopted on September 14, 1752.

OPTIONS None.

OPERANDS The following operands shall be supported:

month Specify the month to be displayed, represented as a decimal integer from 1 (January) to 12 (December). The default shall be the current month.

year Specify the year for which the calendar is displayed, repre- sented as a decimal integer from 1 to 9999. The default shall be the current year.

STDIN Not used.

INPUT FILES None.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES The following environment variables shall affect the execution of cal:

LANG Provide a default value for the internationalization variables that are unset or null. (See the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, Section 8.2, Internationalization Vari- ables for the precedence of internationalization variables used to determine the values of locale categories.)

LC_ALL If set to a non-empty string value, override the values of all the other internationalization variables.

LC_CTYPE Determine the locale for the interpretation of sequences of bytes of text data as characters (for example, single-byte as opposed to multi-byte characters in arguments).

LC_MESSAGES Determine the locale that should be used to affect the format and contents of diagnostic messages written to standard error, and informative messages written to standard output.

LC_TIME Determine the format and contents of the calendar.

NLSPATH Determine the location of message catalogs for the processing of LC_MESSAGES .

TZ Determine the timezone used to calculate the value of the cur- rent month.

ASYNCHRONOUS EVENTS Default.

STDOUT The standard output shall be used to display the calendar, in an unspecified format.

STDERR The standard error shall be used only for diagnostic messages.

OUTPUT FILES None.

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION None.

EXIT STATUS The following exit values shall be returned:

0 Successful completion.

>0 An error occurred.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS Default.

The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE Note that:

cal 83

refers to A.D. 83, not 1983.

EXAMPLES None.

RATIONALE None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS A future version of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 may support locale-specific recognition of the date of adoption of the Gregorian calendar.

SEE ALSO None.

COPYRIGHT Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

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