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       dateadd - Add DURATION to DATE/TIME and print the result.


       dateadd [OPTION]...  [DATE/TIME] [DURATION]


       Add  DURATION  to DATE/TIME and print the result.  If DATE/TIME is omitted but DURATION is
       given, read a list of DATE/TIMEs from stdin.  If DURATION  is  omitted  but  DATE/TIME  is
       given, read a list of DURATIONs from stdin.

       Durations  are  specified  as  nY,  nMO,  nW,  or  nD  for  years,  months, weeks, or days
       respectively, or nH, nM, nS for hours, minutes,  and  seconds,  where  N  is  a  (possibly
       negative)  number.  The unit symbols can be written lower-case as well (y, mo, w, d, h, m,
       s) and the unit symbol `d' can be omitted.

       Note that duration addition is not commutative!
         2000-03-30 +1mo +1d -> 2000-05-01
         2000-03-30 +1d +1mo -> 2000-04-30

       Recognized OPTIONs:

       -h, --help
              Print help and exit

       -V, --version
              Print version and exit

       -q, --quiet
              Suppress message about date/time and  duration  parser  errors  and  fix-ups.   The
              default is to print a warning or the fixed up value and return error code 2.

       -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.

       -b, --base=DT
              For underspecified input use DT as a fallback to fill in missing fields.  Also used
              for  ambiguous format specifiers to position their range on the absolute time line.
              Must be a date/time  in  ISO8601  format.   If  omitted  defaults  to  the  current

       -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.

              Format results according to LOCALE, this would only affect month and weekday names.

              Interpret dates on stdin or the command line as coming from the locale LOCALE, this
              would only affect month and weekday names as input formats  have  to  be  specified

              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.


       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)
         %g  ISO week date year without the century (range 00 to 99)
         %G  ISO week date year including the century
         %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,  day of week is Sun (range 00 to 53)
         %V  The ISO week count,  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,  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
         %_y The year shortened to a single digit
         %Z  The zone offset in hours and minutes (HH:MM) with
             a preceding sign (+ for offsets east of UTC, - for offsets
             west of UTC)

         %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  (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
         %0  Modifier to turn on zero prefixes
         %SPC  Modifier to turn on space prefixes
         %-  Modifier to turn off prefixes altogether
         th  Suffix, read and print ordinal numbers
         b   Suffix, treat days as business days

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

       For conformity here is a list of  calendar  designators  and  their  corresponding  format
         ymd     %Y-%m-%d
         ymcw    %Y-%m-%c-%w
         ywd     %rY-W%V-%u
         bizda   %Y-%m-%db
         lilian     n/a
         ldn        n/a
         julian     n/a
         jdn        n/a
         matlab     n/a
         mdn        n/a

       These  designators can be used as output format string, moreover, @code{lilian}/@code{ldn}
       and @code{julian}/@code{jdn} can also be used as input format string.


       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  transitions

         d  days
         b  business days
         mo months
         y  years


         $ dadd 2012-03-01 1d

         $ dadd 2012-03-01 1m

         $ dadd 2012-03-31 1m

         $ dadd 2w2d <<EOF

         $ dadd 10:01:00 1h6m

         $ dadd 10:01:00 -1h6m

         $ dadd 10:01:00 3605s


       Written by Sebastian Freundt <>


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

              info (dateutils)dateadd

       should give you access to the complete manual.