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Date(6) get or set a date (Glen Overby)
(original, computer, maybe)

(I wrote this, but the idea came from a friend)

.TH DATE 6 "January 1, 1992"
.UC 4
date \- get and print a date
.B date
.RB "[ -s ] [ -local ] [ -k ] option=value"
If no arguments are given, a date will be selected at random.
Providing an argument will restrict the search pool of dates.
Hopefully these arguments will not carry forward 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,
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, burunette, redhead}.
Multiple responses are separated with commans, sex=female,yes,please
.IP -blind
To arrange a blind date.
.IP "view [ \fImust\fR ]"
View prospective date's picture.
To locate a picture,
.I date
searches several picture databases, including
FaceSaver (,,
and several FTP gif archives.
You must have access to the Internet for FTP to work.
If view=must is set, and
.I date
is unable to find a picture, a request will be automaticly posted to 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.
.IP "dim \fIrange,range,range\fR"
.IP "height \fIrange\fR"
Synonyms are also supported: midget, twerp, short, beanstalk, giant, basketball-player
.IP "weight \fIrange\fR"
Synonyms: toothpic, feather, wide-load, blimp
.IP "age \fIrange\fR"
Synonyms: juvenile, underage, thirty-nine, over-the-hill, {mom, dad}, {grandma, grandpa}
.IP "sex {\fImale\fR, \fIfemale\fR} [,{\fIyes, no, maybe\fR} ] [,opt=\fIsex(6) options\fR ]"
If sex=yes and you are registering, your vitals are posted to
in addition to alt.personals.
.IP "race {\fIwhite, black, native-american, ...\fR}"
Various slang terms are also supported.
.IP "marriage {\fIflirting, noway, maybe, once, twice, several\fR }"
Seriousness and experience.
.IP "kids {\fInever, rightaway, oops, have, want\fR}"
[, {\fIone, two, three, four, bunch\fR }"]
Domestic leanings.
.IP "cooking {\fInever, loveit, when_hungry\fR }"
.IP color
Synonym for race.
.IP "religion {\fIAtheist, Moslem, Lutheran, Catholic, ... \fR}"
.IP "temper {\fImellow, quiet, hot-head\fR}
.IP "interests { \fIlists of possible interestes\fR }"
.IP "name \fIlastname, firstname\fR"
Specify name of your date.
Perfect for hitting on
Names can only be specified by super-user.
.IP "$HOME/.daterc"
Optional place to store options, for frequent daters.
.IP "$HOME/.datehist"
History of dates, to avoid duplication.
.IP "$HOME/.persona"
Options describing yourself, if you haven't registered in the database.
Note that the first time you use
.I date
and supply this information, you are registered in the blind-date database.
man(1), woman(1), sex(6)
\fIRFC1036: Standard for exchange of USENET messages\fP,
M. Horton and R. Adams.
\fIA Primer on how to work with the USENET community\fR,
Chuq Von Rospach and Gene "net.god" Spafford.
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 [,]' when you register globally.
Won't admit to it!

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