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    date calculation on maemo5(Debian derivative)

    I want to do date calculations in the bash terminal on my n900.
    example: today +2 days = 3/30/2013.
    I know "date" is supposed to do this and the function exist on my device. however every online reference seems to show a different syntax and non of them seem to work on my device.
    if you know the correct syntax for Debian/Maemo5 any help would be much appreciated.

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    Linux Engineer drl's Avatar
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    For systems similar to:
    OS, ker|rel, machine: Linux, 2.6.26-2-amd64, x86_64
    Distribution        : Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.8 (lenny) 
    date (GNU coreutils) 6.10
    Code like this should work:
    % date --date="today + 2 days"
    Sat Mar 30 04:04:40 CDT 2013
    (Also worked in several other GNU/Linux systems, Fedora, openSUSE, etc., even Minix 3.)
    See info date for details.

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    unfortunately my device says --date is an unrecognized option. also it appears manages are not in the main repo for my dist ( busybox *****(Debian**legal-losso**)multi-cast binary). however now I know I need to find more specific references because my distro is different. Thank you.

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