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+ * Copyright (c) 2004-2010 Frederic Culot <email@example.com>
+ * All rights reserved.
+ * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+ * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
+ * are met:
+ * - Redistributions of source code must retain the above
+ * copyright notice, this list of conditions and the
+ * following disclaimer.
+ * - Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above
+ * copyright notice, this list of conditions and the
+ * following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other
+ * materials provided with the distribution.
+ * THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
+ * "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+ * LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
+ * A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
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+ * LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
+ * DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
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+ * (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
+ * OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
+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:
+ 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 for the given date or for the given number of
+ upcoming days, depending on the argument format. Two possible formats are
+ * a date (possible formats described below).
+ * a number *n*.
+In the first case, the appointment list for the specified date will be
+returned, while in the second case the appointment list for the *n* upcoming
+days will be returned.
+As an example, typing *calcurse -d 3* will display your appointments 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/*.
+ Print a short help text describing the supported command-line options,
+ and exit.
+*-i* <file>, *--import* <file>::
+ Import the icalendar data contained in 'file'.
+ 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.
+ When used with the *-a* or *-t* flag, also print note content if one is
+ associated with the displayed item.
+ Print events and appointments for the 'num' number of days and exit. If no
+ 'num' is given, a range of 1 day is considered.
+ Print events and appointments from 'date' and exit. If no 'date' is given,
+ the current day is considered.
+ When used with the *-a*, *-d*, *-r*, *-s*, or *-t* flag, print only the items
+ having a description that matches the given regular expression.
+ 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.
+ 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
+ Display *calcurse* version and exit.
+ Export user data to 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
+$ calcurse --export > my_data.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
+The following structure is created in your $HOME directory (or in the directory
+you specified with the *-D* option), the first time calcurse is run:
+The 'notes' subdirectory contains descriptions of the notes which are attached
+to appointments, events or todos. One text file is created per note, whose name
+is built using mkstemp(3) and should be unique, but with no relation with the
+corresponding item's description.
+The 'conf' file contains the user configuration. The 'keys' file contains the
+user-defined key bindings. The 'apts' file contains all of the user's
+appointments and events, and the 'todo' file contains the todo list.
+'Note:' if the logging of calcurse daemon activity was set in the notification
+configuration menu, the extra file 'daemon.log' will appear in calcurse data
+directory. This file contains logs about calcurse activity when running in
+This section describes the environment variables that affect how calcurse
+ Specifies the external editor to use for writing notes.
+ If the 'VISUAL' environment variable is not set, then 'EDITOR' will be used
+ as the default external editor. If none of those variables are set, then
+ '/usr/bin/vi' is used instead.
+ Specifies the default viewer to be used for reading notes. If this variable
+ is not set, then '/usr/bin/less' is used.
+Incorrect highlighting of items appear when using calcurse black and white
+theme together with a *$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 firstname.lastname@example.org or to the
+vi(1), less(1), ncurses(3), mkstemp(3)
+The ical specification (rfc2445) can be found at:
+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* <email@example.com>
+* *Lukas Fleischer* <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+Copyright (c) 2004-2010 by Frederic Culot.
+This software is released under the BSD License.