Imieniny 1.2.1

Imieniny reads a list of names and the dates on which those saints are commemorated in Poland.
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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 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.

last updated on:
January 9th, 2007, 15:13 GMT
developed by:
Flavio Cardone
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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