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Colored cal output

Terminal - Colored cal output
cal | sed -E "2,8s/(^|[^0-9])($(date +%e))( |$)/\1$(echo "\033[0;36m\2\033[0m")\3/g"
2011-04-30 03:16:31
User: iridium172
Functions: cal sed
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Colored cal output

Colors a the current date in cal output

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Terminal - Alternatives
alias cal='cal | grep --color=auto -E "( |^)$(date +%e)|$"'

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On most shells, you'll need to use "echo -e" to get echo to interpret escape sequences. Zsh is the only shell that I'm aware of that interprets them by default.

Comment by eightmillion 172 weeks and 6 days ago

you should have used echo -e

Comment by mrwill 172 weeks and 6 days ago

There is also the 'ccal' command by Alex Matulich. The whole calendar is in color.

Comment by Vilemirth 168 weeks and 1 day ago

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