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       dround - Round dates or times to designated values


       dround [OPTION]... [DATE/TIME] RNDSPEC...


       dround 0.2.5

       Round DATE/TIME to the next occurrence of RNDSPEC.

       If DATE/TIME is omitted a stream of date/times is read from stdin.

       DATE/TIME can also be one of the following specials

       - `now'
              interpreted as the current (UTC) time stamp

       - `time'
              the time part of the current (UTC) time stamp

       - `today'
              the current date (according to UTC)

       - `tomo[rrow]'
              tomorrow's date (according to UTC)

       - `y[ester]day'
              yesterday's date (according to UTC)

       RNDSPECs can be month names (Jan, Feb, ...), weekday names (Sun, Mon, ...), or days.  If a
       month name the next date/time relative to DATE/TIME is returned whose month  part  matches
       the  value  given,  so  e.`g. dround 2012-01-01 Feb' will return 2012-02-01.  If a weekday
       name is given, the next date/time after DATE/TIME whose weekday part  matches  the  values
       given is returned.  If a day, the next date/time after DATE/TIME whose day part matches is
       returned, so `dround 2012-01-15 1' will return 2012-02-01.

       RNDSPECs can also be multiples of the day dividing units, e.g 1h  rounds  to  the  nearest
       full hour, 30m to the nearest half hour, and 10s to the next 10s mark.

       To  round  to the previous occurrence of a RNDSPEC any argument can be prefixed with a `-'
       to denote that.   E.g.  `dround  2012-02-14  -1'  will  return  2012-02-01.   And  `dround
       2012-02-11 -- -Sep' will return 2011-09-11.

       Multiple RNDSPECs are evaluated left to right.

       Note that rounding isn't commutative, e.g.

              2012-03-01 Sat Sep -> 2012-09-03


              2012-03-01 Sep Sat -> 2012-09-01

       Note  that  non-numeric strings prefixed with a `-' conflict with the command line options
       and a separating `--' has to be used.

       -h, --help
              Print help and exit

       -V, --version
              Print version and exit

       -q, --quiet
              Suppress message about date/time and duration parser errors.

       -f, --format=STRING
              Output format.  This can either be a specifier string (similar to strftime()'s FMT)
              or the name of a calendar.

       -i, --input-format=STRING
              Input  format,  can  be  used multiple times.  Each date/time will be passed to the
              input format parsers in the order they are  given,  if  a  date/time  can  be  read
              successfully with a given input format specifier string, that value will be used.

       -e, --backslash-escapes
              Enable interpretation of backslash escapes in the output and input format specifier

       -S, --sed-mode
              Copy parts from the input before and after a matching  date/time.   Note  that  all
              occurrences of date/times within a line will be processed.

              Interpret dates on stdin or the command line as coming from the time zone ZONE.

       -z, --zone=ZONE
              Convert dates printed on stdout to time zone ZONE, default: UTC.

       -n, --next
              Always round to a different date or time.


         % dround 2012-03-01 2

         % dround -n 2012-03-01 1

         % dround 17:04:00 5m

         % dround -n 17:04:00 1m


       Format specs in dateutils are similar to posix' strftime().

       However,  due  to  a  broader range of supported calendars dateutils must employ different

       Date specs:
         %a  The abbreviated weekday name
         %A  The full weekday name
         %_a The weekday name shortened to a single character (MTWRFAS)
         %b  The abbreviated month name
         %B  The full month name
         %_b The month name shortened to a single character (FGHJKMNQUVXZ)
         %c  The count of the weekday within the month (range 00 to 05)
         %C  The count of the weekday within the year (range 00 to 53)
         %d  The day of the month, 2 digits (range 00 to 31)
         %D  The day of the year, 3 digits (range 000 to 366)
         %F  Equivalent to %Y-%m-%d (ymd's canonical format)
         %j  Equivalent to %D
         %m  The month in the current calendar (range 00 to 19)
         %Q  The quarter of the year (range Q1 to Q4)
         %q  The number of the quarter (range 01 to 04)
         %s  The number of seconds since the Epoch.
         %u  The weekday as number (range 01 to 07, Sunday being 07)
         %U  The week count, first day of week is Sun (range 00 to 53)
         %V  The ISO week count, first day of week is Mon (range 01 to 53)
         %w  The weekday as number (range 00 to 06, Sunday being 00)
         %W  The week count, first day of week is Mon (range 00 to 53)
         %y  The year without a century (range 00 to 99)
         %Y  The year including the century

         %Od The day as roman numerals
         %Om The month as roman numerals
         %Oy The two digit year as roman numerals
         %OY The year including the century as roman numerals

         %rs In time systems whose Epoch is different from the unix Epoch, this
             selects the number of seconds since then.
         %rY In calendars with years that don't coincide with the Gregorian
             years, this selects the calendar's year.

         %dth  The day of the month as an ordinal number, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.
         %mth  The month of the year as an ordinal number, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.

         %db The business day of the month (since last month's ultimo)
         %dB Number of business days until this month's ultimo

       Time specs:
         %H  The hour of the day using a 24h clock, 2 digits (range 00 to 23)
         %I  The hour of the day using a 12h clock, 2 digits (range 01 to 12)
         %M  The minute (range 00 to 59)
         %N  The nanoseconds (range 000000000 to 999999999)
         %p  The string AM or PM, noon is PM and midnight is AM.
         %P  Like %p but in lowercase
         %S  The second (range 00 to 60, 60 is for leap seconds)
         %T  Equivalent to %H:%M:%S

       General specs:
         %n  A newline character
         %t  A tab character
         %%  A literal % character

         %O  Modifier to turn decimal numbers into Roman numerals
         %r  Modifier to turn units into real units
         th  Suffix.  Read and print ordinal numbers
         b   Treat date as business date

       By design dates before 1601-01-01 are not supported.

       For conformity here is a list of calendar spec names and their meaning:
         ymd   %Y-%m-%d
         ymcw  %Y-%m-%c-%w
         ywd   %rY-W%V-%u
         bizda %Y-%m-%db


       Some tools ("dadd", "dseq") need  durations  as  their  input.   Durations  are  generally
       incompatible  with  input  formats as specified by "-i|--input-format" and (at the moment)
       the input syntax is fixed.

       The general format is "[+-]Nunit" where "+" or "-" is the sign, "N" a number,  and  "unit"
       the unit as discussed below.

         s  seconds
         m  minutes
         h  hours
         rs real-life seconds, as in including leap second transitions

         d  days
         b  business days
         mo months
         y  years


       Written by Sebastian Freundt <>


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       The  full  documentation  for  dround  is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and
       dround programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info (dateutils)dround

       should give you access to the complete manual.