[Solved] Previous Year Date

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[Solved] Previous Year Date

Hi Gurus,

I would like to get the date for the previous year based on the date I specify.
For e.g. If I input today's date (i.e. 20130422) I need to get 20120422.

We don't have GNU and use K Shell. Any help is highly appreciated.

# 2  
Hi, try this
Y=$(echo $X|cut -c1-4)
M=$(echo $X|cut -c5-6)
D=$(echo $X|cut -c7-8)
Y1=$(( Y - 1 ))
if [[ $M -eq 2 ]] && [[ $D -eq 29 ]]
echo ${Y1}${M}${D}

# 3  
Here is another way to do this just using Korn shell built-ins (and doing minimal error checking):
if [ $# -ne 1 ] || [[ $1 != [0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][01][0-9][0-3][0-9] ]]
then    printf "Usage: %s YYYYMMDD\n" "${0##*/}" >&2
        exit 1
y="$((${1%????} - 1))"
if [ "$md" = 0429 ]
then    md=0428
echo $y$md

# 4  

$ date="20130422"
$ printf "%(%Y%m%d)T\n" "$date 12 months ago"

Produces 20120422
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The solution given by franzpizzo worked for me. Thanks a lot for franzpizzo & others.

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