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The Emacs diary keeps track of appointments or other events on a
daily basis, in conjunction with the calendar. To use the diary
feature, you must first create a "diary file" containing a list of
events and their dates. Then Emacs can automatically pick out and
display the events for today, for the immediate future, or for any
By default, Emacs uses `~/diary' as the diary file. This is the
same file that the `calendar' utility uses. A sample `~/diary' file is:
12/22/1988 Twentieth wedding anniversary!!
&1/1. Happy New Year!
10/22 Ruth's birthday.
* 21, *: Payday
Tuesday--weekly meeting with grad students at 10am
Supowit, Shen, Bitner, and Kapoor to attend.
1/13/89 Friday the thirteenth!!
&thu 4pm squash game with Lloyd.
mar 16 Dad's birthday
April 15, 1989 Income tax due.
&* 15 time cards due.
Although you probably will start by creating a diary manually, Emacs
provides a number of commands to let you view, add, and change diary
- Diary Commands
- Viewing diary entries and associated calendar dates.
- Format of Diary File
- Entering events in your diary.
- Date Formats
- Various ways you can specify dates.
- Adding to Diary
- Commands to create diary entries.
- Special Diary Entries
- Anniversaries, blocks of dates, cyclic entries, etc.
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