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help: CRONTAB file copy and create making *.html? filenames

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by twistedcrani, Jun 23, 2002.

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  1. twistedcrani

    twistedcrani Thread Starter

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    Hello all...

    I am running several cron jobs in a crontab unix application and each time a file is created by one of the commands it appends the filename with a ? (questionmark).

    Here are two of the cronfile lines:
    34 23 * * * mv /home/sites/sitexx/web/filea.html /home/sites/
    sitexx/web/filea_old.html

    34 23 * * * cp /home/sites/sitexx/web/fileb.html /home/sites/
    sitexx/web/fileb2.html

    Now each command does its intended job, renaming (moving) and copying, but the resulting files end up as:
    filea_old.html?
    and
    fileb2.html?

    Any ideas on what is happening here?
     
  2. twistedcrani

    twistedcrani Thread Starter

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    anyone with any ideas on this.....I am following up to ensure that this got posted since I can't see it when I list today's posts

    thanks!
     
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