I want to create a log file for a cron script that has the current hour in the log file name. This is the command I tried to use:
0 * * * * echo hello >> ~/cron-logs/hourly/test`date "+%d"`.log
Unfortunately I get this message when that runs:
/bin/sh: -c: line 0: unexpected EOF while looking for matching ``' /bin/sh: -c: line 1: syntax error: unexpected end of file
I have tried escaping the
date part in various ways, but without much luck. Is it possible to make this happen in-line in a crontab file or do I need to create a shell script to do this?