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Get me yesterday's date, even if today is 1-Mar-2008 and yesterday was 29-Feb-2008

Terminal - Get me yesterday's date, even if today is 1-Mar-2008 and yesterday was 29-Feb-2008
TZ=XYZ24 date
2009-02-05 13:27:14
User: jonty
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Get me yesterday's date, even if today is 1-Mar-2008 and yesterday was 29-Feb-2008

Fool date by setting the timezone out by 24 hours and you get yesterday's date. Try TZ=XYZ-24 to get tomorrow's date. I live in TZ=GMT0BST so you might need to shift the number 24 by the hours in your timezone.

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date --date=yesterday
Comment by tebeka 270 weeks and 5 days ago

This works across most Unix shells and systems, not just Bash coreutils date.

ps: did you know that you can also do

date --date "240 days 16 minutes ago"

and you get the date 240 days and 16 minutes ago (think, do 'uptime' and get the exact date it was booted)... or

date --date "next sunday"

neat huh :)

Comment by finkployd 258 weeks and 6 days ago

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