How to subtract days from a date in JavaScript?

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To subtract days to a JavaScript Date object, use the setDate() method. Under that, get the current days and subtract days. JavaScript date setDate() method sets the day of the month for a specified date according to local time.


You can try to run the following code to subtract 10 days from the current date.

 Live Demo

      <title>JavaScript setDate Method</title>
         var dt = new Date("December 30, 2017 11:20:25");
         dt.setDate( dt.getDate() - 10 );
         document.write( dt );


Wed Dec 20 2017 11:20:25 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
Published on 13-Feb-2018 13:07:45