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Calcurse - text-based organizer
calcurse [-h|-v] [-N] [-an] [-t[num]] [-c<file> | -D<dir>] [-i<file>] [-x[format]] [-d <date>|<num>] [-s[date]] [-r[range]] [-S <regex>] [--status]
Calcurse is a text-based calendar and scheduling application. It helps keeping track of events, appointments and everyday tasks. A configurable notification system reminds user of upcoming deadlines, and the curses based interface can be customized to suit user needs. All of the commands are documented within an online help system.
The following options are supported: -a, --appointment Print the appointments and events for the current day and exit. Note: the calendar from which to read the appointments can be specified using the '-c' flag. -c <file>, --calendar <file> Specify the calendar file to use. The default calendar is '~/.calcurse/apts' (see section FILES below). This option is incompatible with -D. -d <date|num>, --day <date|num> Print the appointments and events for the given date or for the given number of upcoming days, depending on the argument format. Two possible formats are supported: · a date (see below for possible formats). · a number 'n'. In the first case, the appointments and events list for the specified date will be returned, while in the second case the appointments and events list for the 'n' upcoming days will be returned. As an example, typing 'calcurse -d 3' will display your appointments and events for today, tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow. The date format used is the one specified in the 'General options' menu. Four formats are available: 1. mm/dd/yyyy 2. dd/mm/yyyy 3. yyyy/mm/dd 4. yyyy-mm-dd Note: as for the '-a' flag, the calendar from which to read the appointments can be specified using the '-c' flag. -D <dir>, --directory <dir> Specify the data directory to use. This option is incompatible with -c. If not specified, the default directory is '~/.calcurse/' -h, --help Print a short help text describing the supported command-line options, and then exit. -i <file>, --import <file> Import the icalendar data contained in file. -n, --next Print the next appointment within upcoming 24 hours and exit. The indicated time is the number of hours and minutes left before this appointment. Note: the calendar from which to read the appointments can be specified using the '-c' flag. -N, --note When used with the '-a' or '-t' flag, also print note content if one is associated with the displayed item. -r[num], --range[=num] Print events and appointments for the num number of days and exit. If no num is given, a range of 1 day is considered. -s[date], --startday[=date] Print events and appointments from date and exit. If no date is given, the current day is considered. -S<regex>, --search=<regex> When used with the '-a', '-d', '-r', '-s', or '-t' flag, print only the items having a description that matches the given regular expression. --status Display the status of running instances of calcurse. If calcurse is running, this will tell if the interactive mode was launched or if calcurse is running in background. The process pid will also be indicated. -t[num], --todo[=num] Print the 'todo' list and exit. If the optional number num is given, then only todos having a priority equal to num will be returned. The priority number must be between 1 (highest) and 9 (lowest). It is also possible to specify '0' for the priority, in which case only completed tasks will be shown. -v, --version Display calcurse version and exit. -x[format], --export[=format] Export user data to the specified format. Events, appointments and todos are converted and echoed to stdout. Two possible formats are available: ical and pcal. If the optional argument format is not given, ical format is selected by default. Note: redirect standard output to export data to a file, by issuing a command such as: $ calcurse --export > calcurse.dat
Calcurse interface contains three different panels (calendar, appointment list, and todo list) on which you can perform different actions. All the possible actions, together with their associated keystrokes, are listed on the status bar. This status bar takes place at the bottom of the screen. At any time, the built-in help system can be invoked by pressing the '?' key. Once viewing the help screens, informations on a specific command can be accessed by pressing the keystroke corresponding to that command.
The calcurse options can be changed from the configuration menu (shown when 'C' is hit). Five possible categories are to be chosen from : the color scheme, the layout (the location of the three panels on the screen), notification options, key bindings configuration menu, and more general options (such as automatic save before quitting). All of these options are detailed in the configuration menu.
The following structure is created in your $HOME directory (or in the directory you specified with the -D option), the first time calcurse is run: $HOME/.calcurse/ |___notes/ |___conf |___keys |___apts |___todo The notes subdirectory contains descriptions of the notes which are attached to appointments, events or todos. One text file is created per note, whose name is built using mkstemp(3) and should be unique, but with no relation with the corresponding item's description. The conf file contains the user configuration. The keys file contains the user-defined key bindings. The apts file contains all of the user's appointments and events, and the todo file contains the todo list. Note: if the logging of calcurse daemon activity was set in the notification configuration menu, the extra file daemon.log will appear in calcurse data directory. This file contains logs about calcurse activity when running in background.
This section describes the environment variables that affect how calcurse operates. VISUAL Specifies the external editor to use for writing notes. EDITOR If the VISUAL environment variable is not set, then EDITOR will be used as the default external editor. If none of those variables are set, then /usr/bin/vi is used instead. PAGER Specifies the default viewer to be used for reading notes. If this variable is not set, then /usr/bin/less is used.
Incorrect highlighting of items appear when using calcurse black and white theme together with a $TERM variable set to xterm-color. To fix this bug, and as advised by Thomas E. Dickey (xterm maintainer), xterm-xfree86 should be used instead of xterm-color to set the $TERM variable: "The xterm-color value for $TERM is a bad choice for XFree86 xterm because it is commonly used for a terminfo entry which happens to not support bce. Use the xterm-xfree86 entry which is distributed with XFree86 xterm (or the similar one distributed with ncurses)." If you find other bugs, please send a report to email@example.com or to the author, below.
vi(1), less(1), ncurses(3), mkstemp(3) The ical specification (rfc2445) can be found at: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2445 The pcal project page: http://pcal.sourceforge.net/ Calcurse home page: http://culot.org/calcurse/ Calcurse complete manual, translated in many languages and maintained in html format, can be found in the doc/ directory of the source package, or at: http://culot.org/calcurse/manual.html
Frederic Culot <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright (c) 2004-2010 by Frederic Culot. This software is released under the BSD License.