[lug] Creating date variables in bash

Shannon Johnston sjohnston at cavionplus.com
Tue Oct 12 10:55:41 MDT 2004

I did it with this:

DATE=`date '+%Y-%m-%d'`
YESTERDAY=`date +%Y-%m-%d -d "-1 day"`

Hope that helps.

Shannon Johnston

On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 10:47, Bill Thoen wrote:
> I can get today's date into a bash variable like so:
> D=$(date +%G%m%d)
> but how do I get the date for say, 7 days ago?
> I tried 'man date' but didn't see an option for doing date math.
> - Bill Thoen
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