[nSLUG] Buying books: I take it back, partly
D G Teed
donald.teed at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 00:08:07 ADT 2007
Here's another you can't do in Windows:
cal 09 1752
It's not a mistake, but a piece of history having to do
with the calendar changing from Julian to Gregorian, from
the English perspective (unless you supply an alternate -s
country code) on when this correction was adopted.
Details on when this happened in various parts of Europe
with ncal -p
You get all of this information, and the
'hangman' game, 'banner', 'units' and more,
for free, in Linux...
On 10/18/07, Matt Chamberlain <chamberlain2007 at gmail.com> wrote:
> That was awesome , (`cal 2008`). Thanks for that trick!
> On 10/18/07, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca> wrote:
> > Donald wrote:
> > > This is the odd thing about learning the Linux OS - for those of us
> > > who used Unix in the 80's we picked it up in the days of relative
> > > infancy. Just finding all of the things you could do from a shell
> > > prompt was so cool.
> > Ha! Absolutely. As a guy who takes things apart and falls into a snit
> > if they're designed to prevent that, the Unix command line seemed like
> > my home pasture when I first encountered it. Say, how *do* you do
> > long, complicated pipelines from a drop-down menu? (Oh, never mind, I
> > don't really want to know. :-)
> > > I doubt that a student today would...type 'cal 2008' as a first step
> > > in thinking about planning something for next year.
> > Oh, cool! I didn't know you could do that. No, a student today
> > probably wouldn't.
> > - Mike
> > --
> > Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
> > /V\
> > mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
> > http://home.tallships.ca/mspencer/ ^^-^^
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