Idea for date(1) improvement.

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Wed Sep 8 03:51:03 PDT 2004

I have sometimes needed to get the date of yesterday or last monday
and so on for creating filenames.

We have this very flexible code in at(1) and cvs(1) for specifying

Anyone up for making it possible to say:

	date -w "2 days ago"


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