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Hi all I've got a couple of questions. I was asked to log into an online server and I have to figure out these questions:

  • Find the command that will show you the month of your birthday in the year 2024 (ten years into the future).

  • A cataclysm happened in September 1752. Find the command that will show you the calendar for the entire year 1752 so that we can check on September.

  • Find out what kind of CPU is in the server.

I'm having a hard time figuring out the commands for these. All help is appreciated.


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closed as too broad by Rinzwind, Eric Carvalho, karel, Radu Rădeanu, Avinash Raj May 5 '14 at 15:43

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

We do not do your homework on askubuntu ;) – Rinzwind May 4 '14 at 18:18
i'm pretty sure my birthday occurs in the same month every year... ;) – amc May 4 '14 at 18:28
@Rinzwind could be an interesting pub quiz, too. – Jos May 4 '14 at 18:45
No worries thought id get some direction is all :) – user271115 May 4 '14 at 18:54

Since it would seem to be homework, I'll give some strong hints instead of the exact commands; I assume you know how to look at manual pages.

cal is a useful command, and /proc/cpuinfo would seem to be an interesting file to have a look at.

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Thanks that seemed to help clear my confusion. – user271115 May 4 '14 at 18:54

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