Hmmm... Right now (Sat Oct 24 00:36:56 CDT 2015) on my Arch Linux system there appears to be a problem with the date command:

$ date -d "+8 days" "+%A %d %B %Y"
Sunday 01 November 2015

$ date -d "+9 days" "+%A %d %B %Y"
Sunday 01 November 2015

I am using this in a script to display my schedule on my desktop that this error causes to print Sunday twice on. I know I could fashion a workaround, but a core utility like this should be working correctly, no?


Daylight Savings Time ends on Nov 1.

After 2:00 am, you should see November 2 as the output of the second command. November 1 has a couple of extra hours.

  • Yup, this is indeed what was happening. – magyar Oct 24 '15 at 12:26

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