[xubuntu-users] Using the _date_ variable in tar files?
florentior at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 21:11:29 UTC 2015
I've tried to set up a shell file to automatically create a compressed
file of one directory in another directory. This shell file will later
be embedded in crontab. What's difficult is that I can't get the _date_
command to stamp a unique record on the tar file. I thought something
like this would work:
sudo tar -cjvf /x/y/(date +%a_%b_%F_%T)-b.tar.bz2 /a/b/*
That is, the contents of /a/b/* would be compressed into a file and sent
to /x/y/. The tar.bz2 file would be time and date stamped.
I get the following error:
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
Which I interpret to mean that _date_ can't be used this way when making
Is there a workaround for this?
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