dxcalendar - DECwindows calendar program
dxcalendar [ options ]
The dxcalendar command starts an on-line interactive calendar and appointment book. The calendar stores and organizes information about
events, reminds you when the scheduled events are due to take place, and can automatically schedule events that repeat on a regular basis.
When it first starts, dxcalendar creates a binary database file named .dxcalendar.dwc in your home directory.
The dxcalendar command displays calendar information by providing individual windows for a year, month, or day. By default, dxcalendar
displays a window containing a month display with the current day enclosed in a box.
To select a month or day, click on the appropriate name or number. To move backwards and forwards within one display type, use the scroll
bars provided. To change from one display type to another, double-click on the appropriate item. For example, to show a year display,
double-click on the year. To get context-sensitive help on a name or a menu item, place the cursor on the item and press the Help key and
For more information, see the DECwindows Desktop Applications Guide, click on the Help menu, or use the Help key.
-bd color Specifies the color of the window's border (color displays only). The default is specified by means of the Session
Manager's Customize Window dialog box.
-bg color Specifies the color of the window's background (color displays only). The default is specified by means of the Session
Manager's Customize Window dialog box.
-d dispname Specifies the display screen on which dxcalendar displays its window. If the display option is not specified, dxcalen-
dar uses the display screen specified by your DISPLAY environment variable. The display option has the format host-
name:number. Using two colons (::) instead of one (:) indicates that DECnet is to be used for transport. The default
is :0. For more information, see
-display dispname This option is the same as the -d option.
-fg color Specifies the color of the text (color displays only). The default is specified by means of the Session Manager's Cus-
tomize Window dialog box.
The dxcalendar window contains the following menus:
The File menu lets you modify the dxcalendar session. Updates take effect immediately. The File menu contains the following menu items:
Open Lets you select the calendar you want to manipulate or open an additional calendar. A dialog box is displayed prompting for
the name of the calendar. You can open calendars for which you do not have write access. If you specify the name of a cal-
endar that does not exist, dxcalendar prompts you for the name of a calendar that you want to create. If you have write
access to the specified directory, the calendar is created with your default file access.
Open in New Lets you open another calendar in another window.
Include Allows you to include a file into an entry.
Close Closes the current calendar. If the current calendar is the only active calendar, exits from dxcalendar.
Name As Renames the current calendar. You are prompted for the new calendar name.
Delete Deletes a calendar. A dialog box asking for confirmation is displayed.
Print Writes a representation of a specified range of timeslots in the calendar to a file in PostScript, DDIF, or Text format and
optionally lets you send the file to a printer. If there is a currently selected timeslot range, dxcalendar displays a dia-
log box asking you to confirm that the selected range is to be printed. You can also specify the timeslot range by entering
the starting and ending times of the range to be printed.
Exit Exits from the dxcalendar application and closes all dxcalendar windows.
The Edit menu contains the following menu items:
Cut Cuts the selected text from the application window.
Copy Copies the selected text.
Paste Pastes the text last cut or copied.
Clear Deletes selected text from an entry or deletes a selected entry.
Select All Selects all entries or all text in an open entry.
Mark Alters the display of the selected day. The Mark submenu contains the following menu items:
Default Specifies that the selected day be marked as it was at dxcalendar startup, after previously being marked with one
of the other four options.
Work Day Specifies that the selected day be marked as a work day (bold type).
Specifies that the selected day be marked as a non-work day (lighter type).
Normal Specifies that the selected day be marked as a non-special day (normal type).
Special Specifies that the selected day be marked as a special day (bold, larger, and on color displays, red type).
The View Menu contains the following menu items:
Selected Changes the current display to the display type of the selected item. For example, if a day number is selected from a year dis-
play, the display type is converted to a day display, with the selected day displayed. The selected item must be the name or
number of a year, month, or day.
Today Changes the current display to a display of the current day.
Day Changes the current display to a day display.
Month Changes the current display to a month display. By default, dxcalendar displays the month containing the current day.
Year Changes the current display to a year display. By default, dxcalendar displays the year containing the current day and month.
If you double click on a day, or choose either the Today or the Day option from the View menu, the Entry menu is listed on the menu bar.
The Entry menu also appears on the menu bar when you invoke dxcalendar if you have used the Customize menu's General option to select Day
as the First View. The Entry menu contains the following menu items:
Edit Lets you add and delete calendar timeslot entries. This item is enabled only if the day display is in use and a timeslot is
selected. A dialog box appears with a text window that lets you enter text into the selected timeslot and prompts for an
alarm. When the alarm is activated, dxcalendar displays a dialog box listing the date, the time of the timeslot and the
contents of the timeslot entry, and emits a beep.
Close Closes an open entry.
Delete Deletes an entry.
Reset Removes any changes you have made to the entry.
The Customize menu contains the following menu items:
General Customize various general options.
Day View Customize the day view.
Icon Box Customize the icon box
Alarms Customize the default alarms.
Save Settings Save current settings.
Cancel any unsaved changes you have made.
Use Defaults Return to the default dxcalendar settings.
The dxcalendar application uses the values in the .Xdefaults file when you logged in and uses the appropriate resource specification to
customize the appearance or characteristics of its displayed dxcalendar window. The format for a resource specification in the .Xdefaults
name Specifies the application name or the name string that restricts the resource assignment to that application or to a component of
an application. If this argument is not specified, the resource assignment is globally available to all X applications.
resource Specifies the resource.
value Specifies the value that is to be assigned to the resource.
The available class identifier is dxcalendar.
For more information, see
DECwindows Desktop Applications Guide