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 The many uses of gcal

gcal is a remarkable console-based program.

  • It can be used to print calendar information, much like cal, but with much more flexibility.
  • It can display holiday information for over 300 different countries and states.
  • It can display astronomical information such as sunrise, sunset, the current phase of the moon and much more.
  • It can also be used as a diary or personal reminder.
  • It can print the current date and time. (No, really!)
  • It can be used to display the start and stop of daylight saving.

In this article, I provide examples of how to use gcal in all these ways. Bear in mind that this article just scratches the surface with regard to what gcal can actually be used for.

 (Submitted by Rob Newcater Tue Oct 23, 2007 )

  

gcal is a remarkable console-based program.

  • It can be used to print calendar information, much like cal, but with much more flexibility.
  • It can display holiday information for over 300 different countries and states.
  • It can display astronomical information such as sunrise, sunset, the current phase of the moon and much more.
  • It can also be used as a diary or personal reminder.
  • It can print the current date and time. (No, really!)
  • It can be used to display the start and stop of daylight saving.

In this article, I provide examples of how to use gcal in all these ways. Bear in mind that this article just scratches the surface with regard to what gcal can actually be used for.


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