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dtcm - CDE Desktop Calendar Manager
dtcm [-c calendar ] [-p printer] [-v view ]
The dtcm command accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command line options
as well as the following:
Specifies the calendar to display. The default value is equivalent to
Specifies the default printer for the tool. The default is the
system's default printer.
Specifies the initial view. Values can be day, week, month or year.
The dtcm tool is the CDE appointment and resource scheduler. You can use
it to do the following:
· Display day, week, month, and year views of your calendar
· Schedule single or repeating calendar entries
· Browse and edit another user's calendar
· Schedule reminders to give you notice of events
· Restrict access to your calendar
· Print high-quality hardcopy
· View and schedule entries for a group of calendars
· Change the time zone context
· Announce appointments through electronic mail
· Schedule appointments received by electronic mail
A calendar is a collection of information stored on the network that
contains scheduling data for a user. A calendar entry is an event recorded
within the context of a calendar. The dtcm tool supports appointment and
to-do calendar entries, either of which may be single or repeat entries.
A calendar entry may have one or more associated reminders. A reminder
causes the dtcm tool to notify you by issuing an alarm when the system time
reaches your specified reminder notice period before the event.
When you are viewing your calendar, the current date is the date you last
selected either by selecting the Day View or by clicking in any of the
other views. The current date does not change until you select another
date, even if you have navigated out of a view that contains the current
The dtcm tool presents a network calendar model. To operate on a calendar
belonging to some user on the network, the dtcm tool establishes a session
with a calendar server. Conceptually, a calendar server is a separate
process running on the host where the calendar is located. A calendar
server manages all the calendars for the host where it is running, and can
service multiple connected applications simultaneously. The calendar
server responds to authentication, session control, and calendar
transactions initiated by the dtcm tool, which in turn responds to server
events such as updates caused by other connected application instances.
The dtcm tool presents a single main window containing a graphical
calendar. You can view this calendar by day, week, month or year in the
main window. To navigate between these views, make a selection from the
View menu or click one of the navigation buttons displayed in the current
Creates an archive of calendar data that lets you dump non-current
data from your calendar. Very large calendars can be difficult to
manage, and Archive provides a means of removing a range of
Loads a calendar archive previously created using Archive. Be
careful when using this option; it is fairly primitive, and will
not attempt to reinsert repeating entries as part of their original
Allows you to specify parameters for a print job, such as number of
copies, orientation, scaling.
Print Current View
Prints hard-copy based on the currently displayed calendar view.
Print Appointment List...
Invokes a print dialog that lets you choose the view of the
appointment list that you want to print.
Print ToDo List...
Invokes a print dialog that lets you specify what to-do entries you
want to print.
Invokes default options for all of the dtcm tool's global
Terminates the dtcm tool.
Invokes the Appointment Editor, described in the Secondary Windows
Invokes the To-Do Editor, described in the Secondary Windows
Invokes the properties dialog for appointments and to-do entries.
This item is for properties of calendar data entities. For
properties of the dtcm tool, use the Properties... entry in the
Day Changes the current view in the main window to Day View.
Changes the current view in the main window to Week View.
Changes the current view in the main window to Month View.
Changes the current view in the main window to Year View.
Invokes the Appointment List dialog.
Invokes the ToDo List dialog.
Invokes the Find dialog, which you can use to locate calendar
entries by specifying some search criteria.
Go to Date...
Invokes the Go to Date dialog, which lets you change the view to a
specified date. This is a convenient way to get to dates that are
distant from the current date.
Show Other Calendar...
Invokes a dialog to let you connect to a different calendar than
the one currently displayed, in the main window. You will still be
displaying a single calendar.
Invokes the Compare Calendars dialog, described in the Secondary
Invokes a dialog that lets you add frequently used calendars to the
Browse menu for this and future sessions with the dtcm tool.
... This sequence of entries consists of your own calendar, followed by
an optional list of calendars that you can add to the menu using
the Menu Editor... option described above. Your own calendar always
appears first. The other options are listed in alphabetical order.
The dtcm tool has several secondary windows for access to scheduling and
The Appointment Editor lets you schedule appointments, the most common
type of calendar entry. It is useful for scheduling time slots in your
calendar that can be exported to other users either by direct entry to
their calendars or by electronic mail. To invoke the appointment
editor, click on the clock icon, select it from the Edit menu, or
double click anywhere in the graphical calendar view.
To Do Editor
The To Do Editor lets you maintain a list of to-do items for your
personal use. These entries are private and are not visible to other
users who browse your calendar. To-do entries differ from appointments
in that they need not appear as scheduled events in your calendar
views. If a Due Date is associated with a to-do entry, you see the due
date on your calendar view. To-do entries let you maintain a list of
work items without allocating calendar time. To invoke the to-do
editor, click on the check-mark icon or select it from the Edit menu.
Group Appointment Editor
The Group Appointment Editor lets you schedule an appointment on
multiple calendars at once. To invoke the group appointment editor,
click Schedule in the Compare Calendars window. You can choose to
announce the appointment by electronic mail.
Compare Calendars Window
The Compare Calendars window lets you connect to several calendars
simultaneously and get a graphical overview of busy and available time
in the resultant virtual calendar. To display the compare calendars
window, select Compare Calendars... from the Browse menu.
The Options window lets you set dtcm tool options. Available
categories include Editor Defaults, Display Settings, Access List and
Permissions, Printer Settings, and Date Format. Set the options to
suit your requirements and save them by clicking Apply. To display the
Options window, select Options... from the File menu.
The dtcm tool supports a number of application resources to let you
configure its behavior. The application class name for the dtcm tool is
DtCalendar. To set application resources, you can copy the system defaults
from /usr/dt/app-defaults/LANG/DtCalendar to a personal version such as
~/app-defaults/DtCalendar and edit it with your changes.
System default application resources
Calendar daemon (server) that manages calendars on this system
Persistent calendar database on this system for user
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