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Get Yesterday's Date

Terminal - Get Yesterday's Date
YEST=`perl -w -e '@yest=localtime(time-86400);printf "%d%.2d%.2d",$yest[5]+1900,$yest[4]+1,$yest[3];'`
2009-05-19 08:54:06
User: sharfah
Get Yesterday's Date

Returns yesterday's date in the format yyyyMMdd


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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(gnu date) date -d yesterday +%Y%m%d

Comment by flipouk 460 weeks and 4 days ago

IMO this command makes no sense. It's too complicated and you will never keep this in mind. The solution of flipouk is the better one.

Comment by GeckoDH 460 weeks and 4 days ago

It is for systems which do not have gnu date, like my old solaris box.

Comment by sharfah 460 weeks and 4 days ago

As i said in the other post, and it certainly concerns this command too:

removing 86400 is not efficient at all when time change has happened around 86400 seconds earlier (depending on if it was +1h or -1h).

Do not rely on this command.

Comment by Weboide 460 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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