$(($(hostname|sum|cut -f1 -d" ")%27+1))

Command to generate an integer from the hostname, valid within the Days of Month

Requirements: Output: integer x , 1>=x Input: hostname Able to reproduce on the same host Acceptable for output to be different among OSes (Solaris, Linux, BSD) Useful for providing DayOfMonth splay in cron jobs. Capped at 28 for Febtober.
Sample Output
23

0
2011-12-13 19:27:03
cut

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