Bash function to see what the day ends in

date +%A | cut -c $(( $(date +%A | wc -c) - 1 ))
A command to find out what the day ends in. Can be edited slightly to find out what "any" output ends in. NB: I haven't tested with weird and wonderful output.
Sample Output
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By: DaveQB
2010-04-07 00:23:15

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It's bad form to run a command twice for the same output. Also you don't need wc, the shell will provide: D=$(date +%A); cut -c ${#D} <<< $D
flatcap · 428 weeks and 4 days ago
Nice one flatcap, thanks. I was trying to avoid a VAR for some unkown reason.
DaveQB · 428 weeks and 4 days ago

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