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As part of a Bash script how can I get the Day of the week + x days. This should be the Day of the Week (e.g. Monday, Tuesday, . . .)

e.g.

startDate='Sunday'
addDays=6
endDate=${startDate}+${addDays} #e.g. Saturday

or  

startDate='Tuesday'
endDate=${startDate}+${addDays} #e.g. Monday
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Use GNU date!

startDate='Sunday'
addDays=6
endDate=$( date -d "${startDate} + ${addDays} days" '+%A' )

$ echo $endDate
Saturday
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date -d "6 days" +%A

Date uses the current date, so it can easily show the name what will 6 days later ( %A locale's full weekday name (e.g., Sunday))

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