How to find a date which is 7 days past when given current date


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How to find a date which is 7 days past when given current date

hii all.
I have to get the date of the 7th day past from the current date.
if i give the current date as sep 3 then i must get the date as 27th of august.
can we get the values from the "cal" command.
cal | awk '{print $2}' will this type of command work.
actually my need is
if today is wednesday then i want the files of the last wednesday.
please help me out...Smilie
ladtony
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fnsonlq0-/home/fnsonlq0>echo $TZ
IST-5:30
fnsonlq0-/home/fnsonlq0>date
Wed Sep 3 11:18:13 IST 2008
fnsonlq0-/home/fnsonlq0>TZ=IST+168
fnsonlq0-/home/fnsonlq0>date
Wed Aug 27 05:48:21 IST 2008

this might help you..
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will this work for ksh
ladtony
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i didnt get the commands u gave
can u please be bit more clear
ladtony
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Originally Posted by ladtony
i didnt get the commands u gave
can u please be bit more clear
echo $TZ
whats the o/p you are getting??
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The idea is to muck with the TZ (time zone) offset to get a date "transported" into a "time zone" which corresponds to the date and time offset you want to calculate.

Anyway, see the FAQ for more on this topic. https://www.unix.com/answers-frequent...rithmetic.html
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hi
i am getting the output as
US/Arizona
ladtony
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