How to print the next week using the date command ?

date +"This is week: %U of %Y, Sprint: %y(W%U-%U)"

The output should be

This is week: 04 of 2017, Sprint: 17(W04-05)

Instead of

This is week: 04 of 2017, Sprint: 17(W04-04)
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    Apr 13, 2017 at 23:25

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With GNU date:

date +"This is week: %U of %Y, Sprint: %y(W%U-$(date -d 'now + 7 days' +%U))"


date +"This is week: %U of %Y, Sprint: %y(W%U-$(date -d 'next week 12:00' +%U))"
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    Would be better as date -d 'next week 12:00' in timezones that have DST. For instance, in mainland UK, faketime '2017-03-19 23:30' date +%W-%F-%R outputs 11-2017-03-19-23:30 and faketime '2017-03-19 23:30' date -d 'next week' +%W-%F-%R outputs 13-2017-03-27-00:30 Jan 23, 2017 at 21:28
  • I'm all for improvement! so amended
    – Jeff Schaller
    Jan 23, 2017 at 21:32
  • I wonder how much time DST saves. I don't know if it is big or small, but I do know the sign (-). Jan 23, 2017 at 22:23

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