Bash Date - n days

enthuguy
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Hi experts.

could you kindly help....how to get current date - 45 days in below format please

Basically would like to go back 45 days

YYYY-MM-DD
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IN what circumstance?
just would like to store the (current date - 45) into a variable with above format :)
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try this

DATE=`date --date="45 day ago" +%Y-%m-%d`
echo $DATE

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