Rupert Heesom on Wed, 18 Apr 2001 16:00:18 -0400

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[PLUG] crontab entry not working

I'm trying to create a crontab entry which would create a file with the
current day's date as the file name.   To test the cron entry, I put
together the following cron line.  The error I get mailed to me, are the
2 lines below.   Evidently cron doesn't like the "%" I have in the
command.    Is this normal?

If so, would I be able to run the same command using a shell script run
as a cron job?

Crontab line:
*/2 * * * * touch $(date +%a-%e-%m)

Error text :

Subject: Cron <rupert@NAV-111> touch $(date +
X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/home/rupert>
X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>
X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=rupert>

/bin/sh: -c: line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `)'
/bin/sh: -c: line 2: syntax error: unexpected end of file


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