prettier "cal" command

cal |grep -A7 -B7 --color=auto $(date +%d)
Displays the same output as "cal", but with the current day highlighted (probably dependent on gnu grep, as I'm not sure other grep's support the "--color=auto" option). Tested and working on Ubuntu 11 and OSX Lion.
Sample Output
   November 2011
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
       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

2011-11-26 22:13:12

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What Others Think

Thanks for the downvotes, I guess? Can't imagine why anyone would not like this.
4fthawaiian · 521 weeks and 6 days ago
It could be because cal already highlights the current day on modern systems.
Fudo · 521 weeks and 6 days ago
Interesting. I see that you're right - ubuntu doesn't need it, for example. It still works, though ;)
4fthawaiian · 521 weeks and 6 days ago
It highlighted 2011 today for me - the year.
0leg · 521 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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