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Old 03-11-2002
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how do i get the last day of the current date or a given date using unix.

for e.g. if i run the command/script on 1st feb 2002 i should get 28 th feb 2002.

thanks !!
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Old 03-11-2002
I have just revised my datecalc script to add this function. Click here for datecalc.
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Old 03-13-2002
Originally posted by Perderabo
I have just revised my datecalc script to add this function. Click here for datecalc.
Nice! I would also suggest using Perl so that the function/module can be readily called directly from other scripts.
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Old 03-13-2002
Just like everything else in Unix (and perl), there is more than one way to do it. If you are using GNU date, then:

date +%x --date="`date --date=\"month\" +%b` 1 day ago"

will give you the last day of the month.
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