Church calendar on the command line

If you’re a Linux user and work on the command line and care about church calendars . . . well, perhaps you’ve missed this as long as I have.

To find the date of Easter for a particular year according to the Western churches, say 2009 type:

$ ncal -e 2009

For the Eastern churches, type:

$ ncal -o 2009

Those are both in April.  To get a quick calendar, type

$ cal 4 2009

[or

ncal 4 2009

for a different arrangement]

There are other handy helps:

ncal -p

for instance gives the date where calendars changed from the Julian to the Gregorian in several countries.

About Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 44, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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