How to print X days ago date in bash
This is particularly useful when you are looking for the date of a specific number of days ago, regardless of week or month.
Example #1: To print the date that is 10 days ago:
date --date="10 days ago"
Example #2: To print the date that is 30 days ago:
date --date="30 days ago"
Example #3: To print the date that is 5 days ago:
date --date="5 days ago"
When you copy-paste, if there are any error messages, please try typing the above commands manually (instead of copying – just type them)
This will work on any bash shell (Ubuntu, Linux, Docker containers, etc)
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