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Old 09-01-2009
Got it! Thanks again, Dr. House. When I was trying to figure this out, I would always include one in quotes, but not the other, so I could never get it to work. I did have to tweak it a bit, because my rookie scripting does things that probably should not be done... I had one variable inside of another.
So, I had:

Variable1=$1
Variable2=xxxx.$1.xxxx

In addition to putting the argument in Cron in quotes, and adding the $1 in quotes, I also had to go through the script, and every occurrence of Variable2 had to be put in quotes. I couldn't see it by looking at it, and being new enough that I didn't understand BASH variable expansion and such, but I kind of just stumbled on it by looking at the files that the script was creating, and wondering why I had two log files ('mediaserver.Bill' and 'Info.remotebackup.errors.txt') instead of one long-filenamed error log.
Thanks for the push in the right direction!

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RBASH(1)						      General Commands Manual							  RBASH(1)

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rbash - restricted bash, see bash(1) RESTRICTED SHELL
If bash is started with the name rbash, or the -r option is supplied at invocation, the shell becomes restricted. A restricted shell is used to set up an environment more controlled than the standard shell. It behaves identically to bash with the exception that the follow- ing are disallowed or not performed: o changing directories with cd o setting or unsetting the values of SHELL, PATH, ENV, or BASH_ENV o specifying command names containing / o specifying a filename containing a / as an argument to the . builtin command o specifying a filename containing a slash as an argument to the -p option to the hash builtin command o importing function definitions from the shell environment at startup o parsing the value of SHELLOPTS from the shell environment at startup o redirecting output using the >, >|, <>, >&, &>, and >> redirection operators o using the exec builtin command to replace the shell with another command o adding or deleting builtin commands with the -f and -d options to the enable builtin command o using the enable builtin command to enable disabled shell builtins o specifying the -p option to the command builtin command o turning off restricted mode with set +r or set +o restricted. These restrictions are enforced after any startup files are read. When a command that is found to be a shell script is executed, rbash turns off any restrictions in the shell spawned to execute the script. SEE ALSO
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