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       hodie - Print current date and time... in Latin


       hodie [ OPTION ]...


       hodie  prints out the current date using classic Latin, and in addition also prints it out
       and time using Roman numerals.


       -h, --help
              Print short help message with syntax

       -v, --verbose
              Print months and days (pridie, Kalends, Nones, Ides) full and  not  the  respective
              abbreviations (standard mode of operation)

              Two  occurrences  of  -v  as  well  as  the use of -vv  or --extremely-verbose will
              include the numerals where applicable fully declined,  as  in  'ante  diem  quintum
              Kalends Septembres'.

       -n, --numerals
              Don't print anything in Latin - only the date and time as Roman numerals.

       -x, --force-numerals
              Print both the verbose latin and the date and time as Roman numerals.

       -c, --classic, --auc
              Print  the  year  in  the classic manner ab urbe condita instead of the more modern
              anno domini .

       -a, --ante-diem
              Print the date expressing the number of days to the next main  day  with  the  ante
              diem expression instead of ablative case.

       -d, --date
              Print  out any date. This has a rather special syntax, with a keyword following the
              -d flag choosing input format. See section on DATE INPUT below.

       -r, --republican OFFSET
              Print out the date dated ab urbe tua condita with the offset counted  in  years  as
              compared  to  the modern european kalendar (originating with the hypothetical birth
              of christ).  hodie -r -753 would be equivalent with hodie -c

              Print out the version number of this release and  exit.  No  matter  whether  other
              options appear on the command line or not.


       Following the -d or the --date option flags, the first item must be one of the following:

              In this case, the year, month and day are given by following the verbose keyword by
              the flags -y, --year, -m, --month, -d, --day for year, month and date respectively

       ymd    After this flag, the date comes in the format YYYY-MM-DD , where the numbers may be
              separated by any non-numeric character.

       dmy    With this flag, the date is given as DD-MM-YYYY

       mdy    With this flag, the date is given as MM-DD-YYYY Restrictions on the characters that
              may replace the hyphen apply as above.


       The story began on the 10. of August, 2000 (a.d. VI Id. Iul., MM). Having finished most of
       my  assignment  for  my two-month summer job at Ericsson Eurolab Deutschland, Nuremberg, I
       was  idling  around  on  the  Internet,  and   stumbled   over   the   dotcomma-challenges
       <> , where especially the Roman numeral challenge started my mind.

       Almost  an  hour  hacking,  and  there  it was, another hour, and the language support was
       there. Before the night was over, I had written this man page and  had  the  layout  of  a
       decent Makefile drawn out mentally.

       At  the  end  of the next day, I was so far that I actually had the workings of RPM worked
       out, constructed a .rpm-package and a .src.rpm-package, which was promptly released on  my
       home-page, announced on freshmeat and uploaded to metalab (apps/misc :-).

       Response  was  quick and plentiful. By now, I have compilation reports from Linux, FreeBSD
       and SCO Unixware 7; there are a few compatibility  issues  to  put  aside,  but  it  works
       surprisingly well.


       hodie returns zero. Always. If it doesn't, then something is really bad with the code.

       For  some  really  unreadable  code,  this  means  that  hodie  could be used as a strange
       replacement for true


       It doesn't sanity check the input... telling hodie to display the roman form of  the  99th
       of march gives a slightly jumbled output, which most definitely does not make sense.

       Reports are more than welcome (e-mail below).


       Now,  who would come up with such a thing?  Well, I'm Mikael Johansson, a rather all-round
       geek from Stockholm. I'm gravely interested in languages, in computers and in mathematics;
       a combination more dangerous than you might think.

       E-mails to <>