CAL, in the medical sense, stands for Chronic Airflow Limitation, which is, itself, another name for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. CAL is the term more used in Australia, Americans are more used to COPD.

CAL(1)                       UNIX Reference Manual                      CAL(1)

NAME
     cal - displays a calendar

SYNOPSIS
     cal [-jy] [[month] year]

DESCRIPTION
     Cal displays a simple calendar. (...)

Cal is a handy tool that just spits out a calendar, like the one for current month:

armaata:~$ cal
     July 2000
 S  M Tu  W Th  F  S
                   1
 2  3  4  5  6  7  8
 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

It would be a perfect tool for E2 log stuff and CGI stuff it it could do HTML too, now we have to parse the output.

See also DayMetaNoder =)

Cal. in the firearm sense, is an abbreviation for caliber. Caliber is the rating of size of a weapons barrel i.e. .45cal .40cal .444cal .50cal.

  1. (CAL) In computing, an abbreviation for client access license.
  2. (cal) In Unix, a utility that displays a calendar for any given year and/or month.
  3. (Cal) A nickname for Calvin.

A 1984 film written by Bernard MacLaverty and directed by Pat O'Connor.

Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.

- Mark Whitnall (from IMDb)

This film features an excellent soundtrack by Mark Knopfler:
  1. Irish Boy 3:55
  2. Road 2:08
  3. Waiting for Her 0:38
  4. Irish Love 2:24
  5. Secret Place/Where Will You Go 1:45
  6. Father and Son 7:41
  7. Meeting Under the Trees 0:48
  8. Potato Picking 2:06
  9. In a Secret Place 1:08
  10. Fear and Hatred 2:18
  11. Love and Guilt 3:04
  12. Long Road 7:13
(none of the tracks have lyrics)

CAL(1) System Reference Manual CAL(1)

NAME
cal - displays a calendar

SYNOPSIS
cal [-mjy] [month [year]]

DESCRIPTION
Cal displays a simple calendar. If arguments are not specified, the cur-
rent month is displayed. The options are as follows:

-m Display Monday as the first day of the week. (The default is
Sunday.)

-j Display Julian dates (days one-based, numbered from January 1).

-y Display a calendar for the current year.

A single parameter specifies the year (1 - 9999) to be displayed; note
the year must be fully specified: ``cal 89'' will not display a calendar
for 1989. Two parameters denote the month (1 - 12) and year. If no pa-
rameters are specified, the current month's calendar is displayed.

A year starts on Jan 1.

The Gregorian Reformation is assumed to have occurred in 1752 on the 3rd
of September. By this time, most countries had recognized the reforma-
tion (although a few did not recognize it until the early 1900's.) Ten
days following that date were eliminated by the reformation, so the cal-
endar for that month is a bit unusual.

HISTORY
A cal command appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

BSD Experimental June 6, 1993 1

Cal (?), n. Cornish Mines

Wolfram, an ore of tungsten.

Simmonds.

 

© Webster 1913.

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