(lemacs.info)Diary


Next: Calendar Customization Prev: Other Calendars Up: Calendar/Diary

The Diary
---------

   Associated with the Emacs calendar is a diary that keeps track of
appointments or other events on a daily basis.  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
specified date.

   By default, Emacs expects your diary file to be named `~/diary'.  It
uses the same format as the `calendar' utility.  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
entries.  You can also share diary entries with other users (*note
Included Diary Files::.).

* Diary Commands
Viewing diary entries and associated calendar dates.
* Format of Diary File
Entering events in your diary.
* Special Diary Entries
Anniversaries, blocks of dates, cyclic entries, etc.

automatically generated by info2www