Subject: Re: silly request for ideas about about silly change
To: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/21/2002 16:42:35
>> can we make +3 work for "the current month and the previous two"?
>> that's also *very* useful.  especially during the first few days of a
>> month.
>The *mathematically* logical way would be
>cal +3  next
>cal -3  previous
>cal +-3 next and previous
>cal -+3 next and previous

and "cal -moon" for the lunar month instead?  ;-)

>but of course that's not the way UNIX options usually work,
>and calls for custom option parsing...

not.  that would be hairy.

getting back to the original *point*, using -3 is a fine idea.  having
a way to print the current month and the previous two would be a

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