I have been struggling to set up a nightly job that backs up a portion of my
files. The following is a snippet from my crontab:
28 4 * * * tar czvf /home/roy/Main/Transfer_Archives/rss-`date
When I check the status of the task, I observe the following error:
/bin/sh: -c: line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching ``'
/bin/sh: -c: line 2: syntax error: unexpected end of file
The command, however, works /fine/ when run normally in the shell. Removing
`date +%Y-%m-%d` resolves the error, but does not help me do what I want --
it overwrites an older file.
Any help appreciated,