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Here is my command in my script:

mv -f -v $oldfile /infanass/dev/admin/backup/${oldfile##*/}_$(date +%F-%T)

Right now the output is:


I want the server name to show up before the file name. I think :

uname -n 

is the right command but i just can't get it to show up.

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You need to use backticks (`) before and after uname -n to insert the output of this command.

This should do it:

mv -f -v $oldfile /infanass/dev/admin/backup/\`uname -n\`${oldfile##*/}_$(date +%F-%T)
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Backticks are deprecated. You should use capture shells instead. – Evan Teitelman Jul 11 '13 at 20:56

You can also do it like this:

$ mv -f -v $oldfile /infanass/dev/admin/backup/$(uname -n)${oldfile##*/}_$(date +%F-%T)
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