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cal(1)									cal(1)

       cal - Displays a calendar

       cal [month [year]]

       Interfaces  documented on this reference page conform to industry stan‐
       dards as follows:

       cal:  XCU5.0

       Refer to the standards(5) reference page	 for  more  information	 about
       industry standards and associated tags.


       Names  the  month  for which you want the calendar.  It can be a number
       between 1 and 12 for January through December, respectively.  If	 month
       is  not	specified, cal displays a calendar for the entire year, unless
       year is also omitted.  Names the year for which you want the  calendar.
       Because	cal  can display a calendar for any year from 1 to 9999, enter
       the full year rather than just the last two digits.   If	 year  is  not
       specified, cal uses the current year.

       If  no  operands are specified, cal displays a calendar for the current

       The cal command writes to standard output a Gregorian calendar for  the
       specified year or month.

       For historical reasons, the cal command's Gregorian calendar is discon‐
       tinuous. The display for September 1752 (cal 9 1752) jumps from Wednes‐
       day the 2nd to Thursday the 14th.

       The  cal	 command  checks the LC_TIME environment variable and uses the
       correct headers for the current locale. If  LC_TIME  is	not  set,  cal
       checks  the value of LANG. If neither variable is set, you receive Eng‐
       lish headers.

       The following exit values  are  returned:  Successful  completion.   An
       error occurred.

       To display a calendar for February 1990, enter: cal 2 1990 To display a
       calendar for the year 84 A.D., enter: cal 84 To display a calendar  for
       the current month, enter: cal

       The following environment variables affect the execution of *cmd*: Pro‐
       vides a default value for the internationalization variables  that  are
       unset  or  null. If LANG is unset or null, the corresponding value from
       the default locale is used.  If any of the  internationalization	 vari‐
       ables contain an invalid setting, the utility behaves as if none of the
       variables had been defined.  If set to a non-empty string value,	 over‐
       rides  the  values  of  all  the	 other internationalization variables.
       Determines 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).  Determines the locale  for  the	format
       and  contents of diagnostic messages written to standard error.	Deter‐
       mines the format and contents of the calendar.  Determines the location
       of  message  catalogues	for the processing of LC_MESSAGES.  Determines
       the time zone used to calculate the value of the current month.

       Commands:  date(1)

       Files:  locale(4)

       Standards:  standards(5)

       Command and Shell User's Guide


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