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Print a date from 3 days ago

Terminal - Print a date from 3 days ago
TZ=PST8PDT+72 date '+%Y_%m_%d'
2010-07-02 00:29:27
Functions: date
Print a date from 3 days ago

This command prints the Date (Not time) from 3 days ago (72 hours ago).

This works on systems without GNU date (MacOSX , Solaris, FreeBSD).


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why my console display 2010_07_01 in MacOSX10.6.4 OS?

Comment by fire9 316 weeks and 2 days ago

@fire9 : I'm not sure. It works for me on 10.5.8.

Try '+24' instead of '+72'

Comment by StefanLasiewski 316 weeks and 2 days ago

You can also use:

date -d "-3 days" +%Y_%m_%d

but I dont know if that will work on non gnu systems..

Comment by xeor 316 weeks and 2 days ago

No, that will not work on non-GNU systems and that is exactly why this recipe is so good, so your attempt to help was kind of off the target. Everybody knows the date calculation capacities of GNU date (which don't apply to the regular UNIX date command) and the difficulties of working with dates on AIX/HP-UX/Solaris without perl.

Comment by Patola 316 weeks ago

@xeor : On non-GNU systems (MacOSX, *BSD, etc). The '-d' flag "SETS the kernel's value for daylight saving time." It *sets* the time.

Comment by StefanLasiewski 315 weeks and 4 days ago

It worked for by changing PST8PDT to GMT, so the new command:

TZ=GMT+72 date '+%Y_%m_%d'
Comment by ali980 246 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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