Get Tomorrow's Date

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

By: sharfah
2009-05-19 08:54:27

What Others Think

I use this: date -d "tomorrow" +"%Y%m%d"
elzapp · 561 weeks ago
...and use $(), not backticks TOM=$(date -d "tomorrow" +"%Y%m%d")
elzapp · 561 weeks ago
nice1 :) elzapp
lv4tech · 561 weeks ago
@elzapp will only work if you have gnu date.
sharfah · 561 weeks ago
adding 86400 is not efficient at all when time change is going to happen in around 86400 seconds (depending on if it is +1h or -1h). Do not rely on this command.
Weboide · 560 weeks and 6 days ago

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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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