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How do you find a date in time?
example: day of the week for april 11, 1982
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Supposing you are using C, check out the man pages for mktime() and gmtime() or localtime().  This first lets you initialize a structure with a given date, while the other two use this structure to calculate the day of week, among other things.
If you need a shell script solution, this could be a lot harder to do unless you call a small C program that does the conversion for you.
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cal 4 1982
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perl -MDate::Manip -e 'print UnixDate(ParseDate(\@ARGV),"%A")' april 11, 1982
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