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I need to add two entires to a data file. These entires are the present date and (the date that would be two weeks back from the present date)

In other words

todays date - 14 days
If todays date was 1/3/01
The second date would need to be 12/20/00

These entries get appened to a file.
I figured out how to create the first date.
date +%D > date.new

Any ideas on how to create the second date ?

Would perl be a good soloution for this ?


RE: dates

try checking some of the date modules on cpan, they might have something there.


RE: dates

# seconds since 1970
$time = time;

# today
($second,$minute,$hour,$day,$month,$year,$wday,$yday,$isdst) = localtime($time);

# two weeks ago
$before = $time - 1209600;

($second,$minute,$hour,$day,$month,$year,$wday,$yday,$isdst) = localtime($before);

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