DDATE(1)                  Emperor Norton User Command                 DDATE(1)

       ddate - convert Gregorian dates to Discordian dates

       ddate [+format] [date]

       ddate prints the date in Discordian date format.

       If called with no arguments, ddate will get the current system date,
       convert this to the Discordian date format and print this on the
       standard output. Alternatively, a Gregorian date may be specified on
       the command line, in the form of a numerical day, month and year.

       If a format string is specified, the Discordian date will be printed in
       a format specified by the string. This mechanism works similarly to the
       format string mechanism of date(1), only almost completely differently.
       The fields are:

       %A     Full name of the day of the week (i.e., Sweetmorn)

       %a     Abbreviated name of the day of the week (i.e., SM)

       %B     Full name of the season (i.e., Chaos)

       %b     Abbreviated name of the season (i.e., Chs)

       %d     Cardinal number of day in season (i.e., 23)

       %e     Ordinal number of day in season (i.e., 23rd)

       %H     Name of current Holyday, if any

       %N     Magic code to prevent rest of format from being printed unless
              today is a Holyday.

       %n     Newline

       %t     Tab

       %X     Number of days remaining until X-Day. (Not valid if the
              SubGenius options are not compiled in.)

       %Y     The year of our Lady Discord (i.e., 3182)


       %}     Used to enclose the part of the string which is to be replaced
              with the words "St. Tib's Day" if the current day is St. Tib's

       %.     Try it and see.

       % ddate
       Sweetmorn, Bureaucracy 42, 3161 YOLD

       % ddate +'Today is %{%A, the %e of %B%}, %Y. %N%nCelebrate %H'
       Today is Sweetmorn, the 42nd of Bureaucracy, 3161.

       % ddate +"It's %{%A, the %e of %B%}, %Y. %N%nCelebrate %H" 26 9 1995
       It's Prickle-Prickle, the 50th of Bureaucracy, 3161.
       Celebrate Bureflux

       % ddate +"Today's %{%A, the %e of %B%}, %Y. %N%nCelebrate %H" 29 2 1996
       Today's St. Tib's Day, 3162.

       ddate(1) will produce undefined behavior if asked to produce the date
       for St. Tib's day and its format string does not contain the St. Tib's
       Day delimiters %{ and %}.

       After `X-Day' passed without incident, the Church of the SubGenius
       declared that it had got the year upside down - X-Day is actually in
       8661 AD rather than 1998 AD.  Thus, the True X-Day is Cfn 40, 9827.

       Original program by Druel the Chaotic aka Jeremy Johnson
       Major rewrite by Lee H:. O:. Smith, KYTP, aka Andrew Bulhak
       Gregorian B.C.E. dates fixed by Chaplain Nyan the Wiser, aka Dan Dart
       Five tons of flax.

       Public domain. All rites reversed.

       Malaclypse the Younger, Principia Discordia, Or How I Found Goddess And
       What I Did To Her When I Found Her

       The ddate command is available from https://github.com/bo0ts/ddate.

ddate                          Bureaucracy 3161                       DDATE(1)