cal(1)								       cal(1)



NAME
  cal - Displays a calendar

SYNOPSIS

  cal [ [month] year ]

DESCRIPTION

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

  The month argument 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 uses the current month.

  The year argument 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.

  For historical reasons, the cal command's Gregorian calendar is discontinu-
  ous. The display for September 1752 (cal 9 1752) jumps from Wednesday 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 English
  headers.  The appropriate files are in /usr/lib/nls/loc.

EXAMPLES

   To display a calendar for February 1990, enter:
	cal 2 1990


   To display a calendar for the year 84 A.D., enter:
	cal 84


FILES

  /usr/lib/nls/loc/locale
		    Configuration files.

RELATED INFORMATION

  Command and Shell User's Guide.

  Files: locale (4).