I needed to install a calendar generation package on a Linux system. I had previously used pcal on another Linux system and decided to use it again, since I was familiar with it and found it met my requirements.
I looked for a pcal RPM package. I found that the perl-Calendar-Simple
package contained a pcal program and decided to install it.
I installed the package, which is available from
RPM PBone. If you are using
the RPMforge repository, you
can install it with
yum or another installer. To configure
yum to use the RPMForge repository, see
RPMForge Packages and Yum Priorites.
# yum install perl-Calendar-Simple
After I installed the package, I found it installed
pcal program was a Perl script. I could use it to
generate the current month's calendar by typing
pcal or a specific
month from the current year with
pcal m, where
is a number representing a month, e.g.
pcal 6 would display
the month of June. Or you can use
pcal mm, e.g.
06 for June. That
pcal can also generate a calendar for a
specific month and year with
pcal mm yyyy, e.g.
06 2009 for the calendar for June 2009.
# pcal 06 2009 June 2009 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
pcal program didn't offer me as many options as
I had with the
cal program that was already installed on the
system. I didn't need anything particularly fancy, but I did need the
capability to generate a calendar in
HTML format, which
the Perl pcal script didn't provide.
RPMForge Packages and Yum Priorites
PCAL and LCAL: PostScript Calendar
pcal and lcal - pcal branch