CAL "command" for DOS/Win?

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  1. Phred

    Phred Guest

    G'day mates,

    ISTR that Unix has a "cal" command that will do things like print out
    a calendar for a given month/year, tell you the day of a given date,
    and similar essential or trivial detail (depending on your needs).

    So the question is, is such a thing available for DOS/Windows?

    A command line implementation would be neat; but a more elaborate
    creation would not be rejected if it's capable and accurate and does
    things nicely. (CL output does tend to be rather crude at best. :)

    Thanks for your time.


    Cheers, Phred.

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    Phred, Jul 24, 2004
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  2. Phred

    Chaos Master Guest

    rm -rf /home/Phred:

    > So the question is, is such a thing available for DOS/Windows?



    Try http://gnuwin32.sf.net or Cygwin (full UNIX-like tools for Windows).

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    Chaos Master, Jul 24, 2004
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  3. Phred

    John Smith Guest

    In aus.computers Phred <> wrote:
    > G'day mates,
    >
    > ISTR that Unix has a "cal" command that will do things like print out
    > a calendar for a given month/year, tell you the day of a given date,
    > and similar essential or trivial detail (depending on your needs).
    >
    > So the question is, is such a thing available for DOS/Windows?
    >
    > A command line implementation would be neat; but a more elaborate
    > creation would not be rejected if it's capable and accurate and does
    > things nicely. (CL output does tend to be rather crude at best. :)


    sure, there is both.

    cygwin or other system for compiling unix source for dos/windows , will provide
    cal.exe

    There are also replacements for the Windows clock/calander,
    so that it provides a calaneder service
    not just a 'change the system date service' (which is prone to causing trouble
    with applications , and email/news you post , for obvious reasons ! )



    > Thanks for your time.
    >
    >
    > Cheers, Phred.
    >
     
    John Smith, Jul 25, 2004
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  4. Phred

    Phred Guest

    In article <>,
    (Joe P) wrote:
    >Perhaps the cal.exe program Ben Ritchey has listed on his website at
    >http://cmech.port5.com/ is what you are looking for.


    Thanks for your interest, Joe, but I'm afraid cal.exe is a bit
    limited for what I want.
    <quoting http://cmech.port5.com/>
    Cal.Exe will display a small but concise Calendar of the current month
    with today hilighted
    </quoting>

    I was actually looking at something for past/future dates etc.
    Initially came about due to discussion of the *day* various events
    occurred in the past rather than just the date that you're taught at
    school. :)

    > (Phred) wrote in message
    > news:<>...
    >> ISTR that Unix has a "cal" command that will do things like print out
    >> a calendar for a given month/year, tell you the day of a given date,
    >> and similar essential or trivial detail (depending on your needs).
    >>
    >> So the question is, is such a thing available for DOS/Windows?
    >>
    >> A command line implementation would be neat; but a more elaborate
    >> creation would not be rejected if it's capable and accurate and does
    >> things nicely. (CL output does tend to be rather crude at best. :)



    Cheers, Phred.

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    Phred, Jul 25, 2004
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  5. Phred

    Ralph Guest

    Will an html page suffice?
    I have something if so.

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    Phred wrote in message <>...
    >In article <>,
    > (Joe P) wrote:
    >>Perhaps the cal.exe program Ben Ritchey has listed on his website at
    >>http://cmech.port5.com/ is what you are looking for.

    >
    >Thanks for your interest, Joe, but I'm afraid cal.exe is a bit
    >limited for what I want.
    ><quoting http://cmech.port5.com/>
    >Cal.Exe will display a small but concise Calendar of the current month
    >with today hilighted
    ></quoting>
    >
    >I was actually looking at something for past/future dates etc.
    >Initially came about due to discussion of the *day* various events
    >occurred in the past rather than just the date that you're taught at
    >school. :)
    >
    >> (Phred) wrote in message
    >> news:<>...
    >>> ISTR that Unix has a "cal" command that will do things like print out
    >>> a calendar for a given month/year, tell you the day of a given date,
    >>> and similar essential or trivial detail (depending on your needs).
    >>>
    >>> So the question is, is such a thing available for DOS/Windows?
    >>>
    >>> A command line implementation would be neat; but a more elaborate
    >>> creation would not be rejected if it's capable and accurate and does
    >>> things nicely. (CL output does tend to be rather crude at best. :)

    >
    >
    >Cheers, Phred.
    >
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    Ralph, Jul 26, 2004
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  6. Phred

    John Smith Guest

    In aus.computers Phred <> wrote:
    > In article <>,
    > (Joe P) wrote:
    >>Perhaps the cal.exe program Ben Ritchey has listed on his website at
    >>http://cmech.port5.com/ is what you are looking for.

    >
    > Thanks for your interest, Joe, but I'm afraid cal.exe is a bit
    > limited for what I want.
    > <quoting http://cmech.port5.com/>
    > Cal.Exe will display a small but concise Calendar of the current month
    > with today hilighted
    > </quoting>
    >
    > I was actually looking at something for past/future dates etc.
    > Initially came about due to discussion of the *day* various events
    > occurred in the past rather than just the date that you're taught at
    > school. :)



    The windows one I have used is 'tclockex'


    Visit the TClockEx home page at:
    http://users.iafrica.com/d/da/dalen




    >
    >> (Phred) wrote in message
    >> news:<>...
    >>> ISTR that Unix has a "cal" command that will do things like print out
    >>> a calendar for a given month/year, tell you the day of a given date,
    >>> and similar essential or trivial detail (depending on your needs).
    >>>
    >>> So the question is, is such a thing available for DOS/Windows?
    >>>
    >>> A command line implementation would be neat; but a more elaborate
    >>> creation would not be rejected if it's capable and accurate and does
    >>> things nicely. (CL output does tend to be rather crude at best. :)

    >
    >
    > Cheers, Phred.
    >
     
    John Smith, Jul 26, 2004
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  7. Phred

    Phred Guest

    In article <newscache$dfdg1i$fub$>, (John Smith) wrote:
    >In aus.computers Phred <> wrote:
    >> In article <>,
    >> (Joe P) wrote:
    >>>Perhaps the cal.exe program Ben Ritchey has listed on his website at
    >>>http://cmech.port5.com/ is what you are looking for.

    >>
    >> Thanks for your interest, Joe, but I'm afraid cal.exe is a bit
    >> limited for what I want.
    >> <quoting http://cmech.port5.com/>
    >> Cal.Exe will display a small but concise Calendar of the current month
    >> with today hilighted
    >> </quoting>
    >>
    >> I was actually looking at something for past/future dates etc.
    >> Initially came about due to discussion of the *day* various events
    >> occurred in the past rather than just the date that you're taught at
    >> school. :)

    >
    >The windows one I have used is 'tclockex'
    >Visit the TClockEx home page at:
    >http://users.iafrica.com/d/da/dalen


    Thanks for your interest, mate, but this one seems to just give you
    current time and date. As indicated above, not really what I'm after.

    P.S. For your info:
    <quoting>
    Dale Nurden's home page has moved to: http://www.rcis.co.za/dale
    Please update your favourites and bookmarks. Sorry for the
    inconvenience.
    </quoting>


    Cheers, Phred.

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    Phred, Jul 26, 2004
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  8. Phred

    Phred Guest

    In article <ce1j5a$omj$>,
    "Ralph" <6.com> wrote:
    >Will an html page suffice?
    >I have something if so.


    You do tend to play things close to your chest. :)
    [Also, your newsreader put your sig in the wrong place, so the rest of
    this topic has vanished.]

    Cheers, Phred.

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    Phred, Jul 26, 2004
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  9. Phred

    Rod Guest

    Phred wrote:

    >>>
    >>> I was actually looking at something for past/future dates etc.
    >>> Initially came about due to discussion of the *day* various events
    >>> occurred in the past rather than just the date that you're taught at
    >>> school. :)

    >>
    >> The windows one I have used is 'tclockex'
    >> Visit the TClockEx home page at:


    >
    > Thanks for your interest, mate, but this one seems to just give you
    > current time and date. As indicated above, not really what I'm after.


    One click on TclockEx shows a calendar which you can easily scroll backwards
    and forwards with in time (press the previous or next month, keep pressed to
    go fast backwards/forward), just found out I was born on a thursday (in
    1970) and I will turn 50 on a thursday (thursdays rule)


    > Dale Nurden's home page has moved to: http://www.rcis.co.za/dale


    HTH Rod

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    Rod, Jul 26, 2004
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  10. Phred

    Phred Guest

    Troppo? You sound like a house master we had at boarding school 50
    years ago! :)

    Anyway, thanks for this pointer. It sounds rather like cal40.zip
    which was coincidentally mentioned in another group I saw this evening
    (see my response "Re: print monthly calendar ..." cross-posted here)
    which looks like the bee's knees too, if not the duck's nuts. But not
    sure if cal40 also does that piping thing, though it wouldn't be
    unusual to find it will.

    I must say that it's a pleasure to find a 3622 byte program (cal.com
    in that cal_gb.zip you mentioned below) that does something useful in
    this day and age. (Mind you, it dates from 1989, so don't know if it
    will be well behaved under WinXP until I try.)

    In article <41042376$>,
    wrote:
    >In article <>, wrote:
    >>In article <>, wrote:
    >>>In article <>, (Phred)
    >>> wrote:
    >>>>In article <>,
    >>>> (Joe P) wrote:
    >>>>>Perhaps the cal.exe program Ben Ritchey has listed on his website at
    >>>>>http://cmech.port5.com/ is what you are looking for.
    >>>>
    >>>>Thanks for your interest, Joe, but I'm afraid cal.exe is a bit
    >>>>limited for what I want.
    >>>>I was actually looking at something for past/future dates etc.
    >>>>Initially came about due to discussion of the *day* various events
    >>>>occurred in the past rather than just the date that you're taught at
    >>>>school. :)
    >>>I know the one you mean. "Cal 2004" will produce a screen display for 12
    >>>months, and you can specify any year. You can also 'pipe' output to file.
    >>>Port of the Unix version to DOS.
    >>>I think it was a 'com' rather than 'exe'. Would need to run in a DOS box.
    >>>I had it on an old machine that died .... if I can find it I'll repost here.
    >>>...

    >>It's at
    >>http://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/unix.html
    >>cal_gb.zip
    >>only this version doesn't seem to pipe ...

    >Yes it does - just that I couldn't remember how to ...
    >cal 2004 >2004.txt will output to file.


    Cheers, Phred.

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    Phred, Jul 26, 2004
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  11. Phred

    John Smith Guest

    In aus.computers Phred <> wrote:
    > In article <newscache$dfdg1i$fub$>, (John Smith) wrote:
    >>In aus.computers Phred <> wrote:
    >>> In article <>,
    >>> (Joe P) wrote:
    >>>>Perhaps the cal.exe program Ben Ritchey has listed on his website at
    >>>>http://cmech.port5.com/ is what you are looking for.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for your interest, Joe, but I'm afraid cal.exe is a bit
    >>> limited for what I want.
    >>> <quoting http://cmech.port5.com/>
    >>> Cal.Exe will display a small but concise Calendar of the current month
    >>> with today hilighted
    >>> </quoting>
    >>>
    >>> I was actually looking at something for past/future dates etc.
    >>> Initially came about due to discussion of the *day* various events
    >>> occurred in the past rather than just the date that you're taught at
    >>> school. :)

    >>
    >>The windows one I have used is 'tclockex'
    >>Visit the TClockEx home page at:
    >>http://users.iafrica.com/d/da/dalen

    >
    > Thanks for your interest, mate, but this one seems to just give you
    > current time and date. As indicated above, not really what I'm after.
    >


    I can tell why you like the unix one now.
    I thought tclockex was rather easy to use, and you would surely
    click on the box to see the calender pop up, with scroll bars.
     
    John Smith, Jul 29, 2004
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  12. Phred

    Phred Guest

    In article <newscache$qz3m1i$0sk$>, (John Smith) wrote:
    >In aus.computers Phred <> wrote:
    >> In article <newscache$dfdg1i$fub$>,

    > (John Smith) wrote:
    >>>In aus.computers Phred <> wrote:
    >>>> In article <>,
    >>>> (Joe P) wrote:
    >>>>>Perhaps the cal.exe program Ben Ritchey has listed on his website at
    >>>>>http://cmech.port5.com/ is what you are looking for.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks for your interest, Joe, but I'm afraid cal.exe is a bit
    >>>> limited for what I want.
    >>>> <quoting http://cmech.port5.com/>
    >>>> Cal.Exe will display a small but concise Calendar of the current month
    >>>> with today hilighted
    >>>> </quoting>
    >>>>
    >>>> I was actually looking at something for past/future dates etc.
    >>>> Initially came about due to discussion of the *day* various events
    >>>> occurred in the past rather than just the date that you're taught at
    >>>> school. :)
    >>>
    >>>The windows one I have used is 'tclockex'
    >>>Visit the TClockEx home page at:
    >>>http://users.iafrica.com/d/da/dalen

    [ That's now http://www.rcis.co.za/dale/tclockex/index.htm ]
    >> Thanks for your interest, mate, but this one seems to just give you
    >> current time and date. As indicated above, not really what I'm after.

    >
    >I can tell why you like the unix one now.
    >I thought tclockex was rather easy to use, and you would surely
    >click on the box to see the calender pop up, with scroll bars.


    It does look like quite a neat little program, and I like Dale
    Nurden's "philosophy" as implicitly expressed on his site. But I'm
    not really looking for a Task Bar mod, just something I can query on
    an ad hoc basis when the mood or need arises. Thanks again.

    Cheers, Phred.

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    Phred, Jul 29, 2004
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  13. Phred

    bharat

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    calendar command for windows

    hi everyone..
    i had developed calendar command for windows.
    i wish u like it.. plz go through my site > iambharat.tk/1_11_softwares.html

    plz comment..
    mail@ bharat.bondu@gmail
     
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