Imieniny reads a list of names and the dates on which those saints are commemorated in Poland. The "name-day", i.e. the day on which a saint bearing a person's name is commemorated, is important in Poland, and is celebrated like a birthday.
The program, given a date, will display what people have their "name-days" on that day. Given a name, it will display when that name has its name-day(s). Since people in Poland like to send little "mini-poems", a selection of these is included.
(1) edit imieniny.sample and imieninyrc
(2) run the install.sh script as root, which will:
- create the /usr/local/share/imieniny directory
- copy imieniny.txt and imieniny_zyczenia.txt to that directory
- make imieniny executable and copy it to /usr/local/bin/
- copy imieniny.1 to /usr/local/man/man1/
- copy imieninyrc to /etc/
(3) NOT AS ROOT: copy imieniny.sample as ~/.imieniny
.imieniny must be in YOUR home directory, not root's!! :-)
(1) To check when a certain name has its "name-day":
imieniny -n name
the search is case-insensitive, so -n Name and -n name yield the same
results. Wildcards are allowed, so
imieniny -n nam*
will print results for all names with begin with "nam".
Polish letters must be entered, "l-dash" is not the same as "l" !
imieniny (no options) is equivalent to imieniny -d
imieniny -n name or nam*
imieniny -d date (d/mm or dd/mm) (column output)
imieniny -D date (d/mm or dd/mm) (comma separated output)
(in both cases omit date for today)
imieniny -z prints wishes (życzenia)
imieniny -a caps - alerts by printing watched names
in caps (column output, for today only)
imieniny -a mail alerts by sending an e-mail message
imieniny -h this message
What's New in This Release:
· code cleanup
· Now alerts can be sent by mail, useful for cron jobs.