if [ $(date +%u) -lt 6 ];then AT="tomorrow"; else AT="next monday";fi;echo "beep" | at ${AT}

Get the next weekday for an 'at' command

Line can be modified as needed. This considers weekdays to be Mon-Fri. If run any working day it'll provide a parameters for the next working day for "at". "beep" provided as a sample command. This can be modified easily to include wait time. If you need something to run "D" days after today: # D=4;if [ $(date +%u --date="${D} days") -lt 5 ];then AT="+${D} days";else AT="next monday";fi; echo "beep" | at noon ${AT}

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unixmonkey22166 · 364 weeks ago
Thanks. Corrected. Typo there.
eduo · 364 weeks ago

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