cal 04 2012 | awk '{ $7 && X=$7 } END { print X }'

Get the date for the last Saturday of a given month

If your locale has Monday as the first day of the week, like mine in the UK, change the two $7 into $6
Sample Output
28

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By: flatcap
2012-05-06 23:43:21

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I only get '31' from cal 04 2012 | awk '{ $7 && X=$7 } END { print X }' last day of current month...
Habitual · 314 weeks and 4 days ago

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