Get Yesterday's Date

YEST=`perl -w -e '@yest=localtime(time-86400);printf "%d%.2d%.2d",$yest[5]+1900,$yest[4]+1,$yest[3];'`
Returns yesterday's date in the format yyyyMMdd

By: sharfah
2009-05-19 08:54:06

What Others Think

(gnu date) date -d yesterday +%Y%m%d
flipouk · 625 weeks and 6 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.
GeckoDH · 625 weeks and 6 days ago
It is for systems which do not have gnu date, like my old solaris box.
sharfah · 625 weeks and 6 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.
Weboide · 625 weeks and 5 days ago
This suggested program is very complex and complicated even it is hard for the beginner level programmers to understand the basics of it. It is good to hire best paper writing services 2020 source for help in essays. Secondly, this is only suitable for such systems that do not possess a gnu date format.
CharlotteAdams · 56 weeks and 2 days ago
I have a task on tracking our past sales, thanks for this since I won't be having a hard time tracking past dates.
MarkRogan · 4 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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