Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128830
Bad: "calendar(1)" program missing
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:03 EST
The "calendar(1)" program is not a part of Red Hat Linux Enterprise 3.
Many long-term Unix users expect to find this program and use it to
send themselves e-mail reminders of appointments. This program works
whether or not they are logged in. It uses a plain text file for
data. This program is a part of traditional Unix operating systems up
to and including FreeBSD.
This program is better in many respects than the GUI-based calendar
and personal information manager programs in that it works whether or
not a user is logged in, it works on a text-only login session and its
output is via e-mail.
Our users often travel to remote sites and forward their mail to the
remote site. When they use "calendar(1)" they do not have to depend
on a Linux environment at the remote site, an MS Windows environment
at the remote site, etc. They can view their appointments in a daily
e-mail message and use an ssh session back to their home account to
update their schedule.
It ain't pretty but it's portable.
There is no calendar in bc. bc is an arbitrary precision CALCULATOR
Assigning to distribution.
We're not planning to add calendar(1) to RHEL 3 or future RHEL releases at this