DATE(6)                                                   DATE(6)


NAME
       date - get and print a date

SYNOPSIS
       date [-s] [-local] [-k] [-blind] option=value...

DESCRIPTION
       If no arguments are given, a date will be selected at ran-
       dom.  Providing an argument will restrict the search  pool
       of  dates.   Hopefully these arguments will not carry for-
       ward into the actual date.  Only the superuser can  select
       dates by name.

       The  -s  option registers you in the date database and (if
       not -local)  posts  your  vitals  to  alt.personals  (and,
       optionally, alt.sex.wanted).

       Using  the -k option selects a date, but does not make any
       further arrangments.

       Ranges  are  specified  with  parentheses  and   brackets:
       (18,25)  is  18  to 25 exclusive while [18,25] is 18 to 25
       inclusive.  An array of selections is  given  with  braces
       such   as   ``{blonde,   brunette,  redhead}''.   Multiple
       responses   are   separated    with    commas,    as    in
       ``sex=female,yes,please''.

       -blind To arrange a blind date.

       view[=must]
              View  prospective date's picture.  To locate a pic-
              ture,  date  searches  several  picture  databases,
              including          FaceSaver         (uunet.uu.net)
              alt.sec.pictures,    alt.binaries.pictures.erotica,
              and several FTP gif archives.  You must have access
              to the Internet for FTP to work.

              If view=must is set, and date is unable to  find  a
              picture,  a  request  will be automaticly posted to
              alt.binaries.pictures.d asking for one.

              Options to xv(1) may follow "view" or be put in the
              environment parameter XV.

       The  following  options  restrict the search pool to those
       who have supplied the necessary information.

       dim=range,range,range

       height=range
              Synonyms are also supported: midget, twerp,  short,
              beanstalk, giant, basketball-player





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       weight=range
              Synonyms: toothpic, feather, wide-load, blimp

       age=range
              Synonyms:  juvenile,  underage,  thirty-nine, over-
              the-hill, {mom, dad}, {grandma, grandpa}

       sex={male, female}[,{yes, no, maybe}][,opt=sex(6) options]
              If sex=yes and you are registering, your vitals are
              posted   to   alt.sex.wanted   in    addition    to
              alt.personals.

       race={white, black, native-american, ...}
              Various slang terms are also supported.

       marriage={flirting, noway, maybe, once, twice, several}
              Seriousness and experience.

       kids={never,  rightaway,  oops,  have,  want}[,{one,  two,
       three, four, bunch}]
              Domestic leanings.

       cooking={never, loveit, when_hungry}

       color  Synonym for race.

       religion={Atheist, Moslem, Lutheran, Catholic, ...}

       temper={mellow, quiet, hot-head}

       interests=<{EM>lists of possible interests}

       name=lastname,firstname
              Specify name of your date.  Perfect for hitting on.
              Names can only be specified by super-user.

FILES
       $HOME/.daterc
              Optional  place  to  store  options,  for  frequent
              daters.

       $HOME/.datehist
              History of dates, to avoid duplication.

       $HOME/.persona
              Options describing yourself, if you haven't  regis-
              tered  in  the  database.  Note that the first time
              you use date and supply this information,  you  are
              registered in the blind-date database.

SEE ALSO
       man(1), woman(1), sex(6)

       RFC1036:  Standard  for  exchange  of  USENET messages, M.



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       Horton and R. Adams.

       A Primer on how to work with the  USENET  community,  Chuq
       Von Rospach and Gene ``net.god'' Spafford.

DIAGNOSTICS
       Exit  status is 0 on success, 1 on complete failure to get
       a date.

       ``You are not superuser: date not set'' if you try to  use
       the name parameter but are not the super-user.

       ``Vitals  posted to alt.personals [,alt.sex.wanted]'' when
       you register globally.

AUTHOR
       Won't admit to it!








































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