[Nottingham] A little help with date

Danny King dannyking at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 11:43:35 UTC 2009

Thanks James I'll attempt that when I have some time!

So far I've achieved a greeting, the day's weather, sunrise time and a
read out of my daily appointments from google calendar using the
excellent commandline tool gcalcli. Very fun indeed!

2009/1/10 James Gibbon <jg at jamesgibbon.com>:
> On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 09:49:52 +0000
> "Danny King" <dannyking at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> After the recent discussion about text to speech software I thought it
>> would be fun and geeky to be greeted with a hello, today's date and
>> the weather (or something). So far I have achieved this using the date
>> command:
>> Good morning Danny, It is 09:47 on Saturday the 10 of January, 2009
>> But I would like the day's number to be read as "tenth", "second",
>> "sixteenth", etc rather than just "ten". Does anyone know how I can
>> get date to output that sort of thing?
> I'm unaware of a version of date that supports that, so you might
> store the strings (first, second, third etc) in an array. However you
> wouldn't need all 31. For 21-29 you can use "twenty" + (eg) "first",
> same approach for 30 & 31.
> James
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