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Old 09-28-2003, 11:40 PM   #1
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Ambiguous Redirect Error

I am trying to get a script to write to a log file so I setup the script like so:

#! /bin/bash


# Cleanup files
if [ -a $LOG ] ; then
rm $LOG

# Main report header
echo "Daily Report for $HOSTNAME for" `date '+%A, %B %d %Y'`"." >> $LOG
echo "********************************************" >> $LOG
echo >> $LOG

# OS header
echo "Current Operating System" >> $LOG
echo "********************************************" >> $LOG
uname -sr >> $LOG
echo >> $LOG

# Uptime Header
echo "Uptime" >> $LOG
echo "********************************************" >> $LOG
uptime >> $LOG
echo >> $LOG

It keeps coming up with the following error:

./good_log: line 20: $LOG: ambiguous redirect
./good_log: line 21: $LOG: ambiguous redirect....

Can anyone help? I know that if I just replaced $LOG with /home/ammullan/daily.log it would work but if I decide to change my UN it would be a pain in the butt

Thanks in advance

Last edited by AMMullan; 09-28-2003 at 11:42 PM.
Old 10-01-2003, 09:39 PM   #2
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maybe you could put `user` in the place of your username if you want to replace $LOG

I don't know why it would do what your showing unless there's something in the file you can't see

maybe try

echo " " >> $LOG

in Line 18

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 10-01-2003 at 09:49 PM.


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