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Old 01-05-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
SheldonPlankton
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why do these cronjob not run?


Hi,

I use to be able to do stuff like this with Solaris is there some reason why these lines in my crontab don't work with RH9?
Code:
# blah blah
SHELL=/bin/bash
PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
MAILTO=dog
MYts=`date +%Y%m%d%H%M`

# these do NOT run
* * * * * export MYts="XYZ" ;; echo $MYts > test_file_1
* * * * * MYts=`date` ;; export MYts ;; echo $MYts > test_file_2
* * * * * MYts=`date` ;; echo $MYts > test_file_2a
* * * * * echo "Hello" > test_file_`date +%H%M`

# this does run
* * * * * date > test_file_3
 
Old 01-05-2005, 08:01 PM   #2
jailbait
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export MYts="XYZ" ;; echo $MYts > test_file_1
should work OK.


Try picking up the date this way:
MYts=$(date)

Try changing:
echo "Hello" > test_file_`date +%H%M`
to:
echo "Hello" > test_file_$(date +'%H%M')


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