How often have you wanted to take a quick glance of the calendar in your desktop? You may need to click a couple of dozen of times on your desktop if the period your are interested in is more than a decade back.
If you are a command line geek who prefer tools that are fast and lean, you can use the cal command to display the calendar instead. The cal command is available in most UNIX/Linux distributions and is also available under Cygwin – The Linux-like environment for Windows.
To print the previous, current and next month:
ibrahim@anfield:~$ cal -3
To print the calendar for the year 2008:
ibrahim@anfield:~$ cal 2008
Now for a bit of History, try printing the calendar for September 1752:
ibrahim@anfield:~$ cal 9 1752 September 1752 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30