Rust program to compare weekdays with a current weekday

Rust | Date & Time Example: Write a program to compare weekdays with a current weekday.
Submitted by Nidhi, on November 08, 2021

Problem Solution:

In this program, we will get the current date-time using Utc::now() method and then we will compare today's weekday with other weekdays and print the appropriate message.

Add Chrono date-time external library to your project

  1. Create your project using the below command.
    $cargo new datetime -bin
  2. Goto the project folder cd datetime and edit Cargo.toml file.
    $datetime>nano Cargo.toml
  3. Then add dependency in Cargo.toml file
    chrono = "0.4"
  4. After that, build your project using the below command
    $datetime>cargo build
  5. Then execute your project after modification in src/ source file.
    $datetime>cargo run

Program/Source Code:

The source code to compare weekdays with the current weekday is given below. The given program is compiled and executed on UBUNTU 18.04 successfully.

// Rust program to compare weekdays 
// with current weekday

use chrono::prelude::*;

fn main() {
	let dt = Utc::now();

	if dt.weekday()==Weekday::Sun {
		println!("Today is Sunday");
	else if dt.weekday()==Weekday::Mon {
		println!("Today is Monday");
    	else if dt.weekday()==Weekday::Tue {
		println!("Today is Tuesday");
	else if dt.weekday()==Weekday::Wed {
		println!("Today is Wednesday");
	else if dt.weekday()==Weekday::Thu {
		println!("Today is Thursday");
	else if dt.weekday()==Weekday::Fri {
		println!("Today is Friday");
	else if dt.weekday()==Weekday::Sat {
		println!("Today is Saturday");


$datetime> cargo run
   Compiling datetime v0.1.0 (/home/arvind/Desktop/rust/datetime)
    Finished dev [unoptimized + debuginfo] target(s) in 0.29s
     Running `target/debug/datetime`

Today is Saturday


In the above program, we imported the "Chrono" library to our project for performing date and time operations. We imported the Chrono library using the below line:

use chrono::prelude::*;

In the main() function, we got the current date and time using Utc::now() method. Then we compared today's weekday with other weekdays and printed the appropriate message.

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