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Old 02-27-2008
calculate the date of next satureday of current date.

I want to calculate the date of next satureday of current date using shell script.

Suppose, today is 27-feb-08
I want to get the date of next satureday, which means 01-mar-08, in the formate '' YYMMDD ".

I do this in ksh..

Please tell me any type of command which help me out.

Thanks in advance...

Last edited by rinku; 02-27-2008 at 12:17 AM..
# 2  
Old 02-27-2008
Got gnu date?
Code:
$ date -d 'next sat' '+%y%m%d'
080301

# 3  
Old 09-02-2008
Java

The date -d option is not working for me...

I want to find the future date i.e. next monday.
The date format be anything just need to have a validation check for my application program. Help me on this.
# 4  
Old 09-03-2008
Try this function...
Code:
#!/usr/bin/ksh

function dayshift {
  perl -e '@f = localtime(time+(86400*$ARGV[0]));
    printf "%04d%02d%02d\n", $f[5]+1900, $f[4]+1, $f[3];' -- $1
}

NEXT_MONDAY=$(dayshift $((8-$(date '+%u'))))

...format is YYYYMMDD, but change the printf if you want.

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