cal [Command]

Command cal

cal Displays a calendar for any month of any year.


cal [-jy] [[Month_Number] year]


cal displays a simple calendar. If arguments are not specified, the current month is displayed. The options are as follows:
-j displays the Julian date (days numbered from 1 to 366).
-y displays the calendar for all months of the year.


A single parameter specifies the year (1–9999) to be displayed; note the year must be fully specified:

cal 89

will not display a calendar for 1989. Two parameters denote the month (1–12) and year. If no parameters are specified, the current month’s calendar is displayed.
A year starts on Jan 1.
The Gregorian Reformation is assumed to have occurred in 1752 on the 3rd of September. By this time, most countries had recognized the reformation (although a few did not recognize it until the early 1900s.) Ten days following that date were eliminated by the reformation, so the calendar for that month is a bit unusual.

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