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Jan 212011

Simple date calculation using date command


Date command is useful to calculate date, e.g. Assume today is 2011-01-15

1. Find a date in the past, e.g. 60 days ago

# date --date='60 days ago' "+%Y-%m-%d"

2. Find a date in the future, e.g. 60 days in the future

# date --date='60 days' "+%Y-%m-%d"

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