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saturdaymarch
I have a problem with crontab entry

Here is what I have

0,5 * * * * echo The time is 'date' >> /root/filename

I need the current date and time to go to the file.

I get this when I do cat /root/filename

The time is date

thanks
michaelk
Its all about how to execute commands in bash. Lots of help can be found by googling. The correct syntax is $( command )
However the old ways is using bacticks i.e. the key next to Esc .
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