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PowerShell command / script to get previous month

Posted on 2014-04-10
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Q1:
I could get the current month with the command
below.  How do I get the previous month ie March ?

PS C:\Users\Art> Get-Date -format MMMM
April


Q2:
Likewise, how do I get previous & next day's date?

I'm on Win 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Profsnl : guess
it's the same PowerShell for both
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With the AddMonths() and AddDays() methods, for example like this:
$Today = Get-Date
$LastMonth = $Today.AddMonths(-1) | Get-Date -Format "MMMM"
$Yesterday = $Today.AddDays(-1)
$Tomorrow = $Today.AddDays(1)

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You can pipe any object to Get-Member (or the "gm" alias) to find the methods supported. In this case: Get-Date | gm
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