summary : cron entry

From: Vivek M J (
Date: Tue Aug 17 1999 - 08:45:58 CDT

Thanks to all those who replied.

My original question was

I have an entry in the crontab as follows

00 16 * * * "/usr/ucb/ps -aux" 1>/tmp/ps.`date +%m%d%y`

But when this executes it creates /tmp/ps. but not /tmp/ps.mmddyy.

Can anyone please tell me why it is so......

The solution for the same is wrote
since % is special character we need to add \ before %. wrote
write a script and call the script from cron.

and both the above works.
Thanks again for all those who replied.


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