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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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conjure(1)						      General Commands Manual							conjure(1)

NAME
conjure - interprets and executes scripts written in the Magick Scripting Language (MSL). SYNOPSIS
conjure [options] script.msl OVERVIEW
The conjure program is a member of the ImageMagick(1) suite of tools. Use it to process a Magick Scripting Language (MSL) script. The Mag- ick scripting language (MSL) will primarily benefit those that want to accomplish custom image processing tasks but do not wish to program, or those that do not have access to a Perl interpreter or a compiler. For more information about the conjure command, point your browser to file:///usr/share/doc/packages/ImageMagick/www/conjure.html or http://www.imagemagick.org/script/conjure.php. DESCRIPTION
Image Settings: -monitor monitor progress -quiet suppress all warning messages -regard-warnings pay attention to warning messages -seed value seed a new sequence of pseudo-random numbers -verbose print detailed information about the image Miscellaneous Options: -debug events display copious debugging information -help print program options -log format format of debugging information -list type print a list of supported option arguments -version print version information In additiion, define any key value pairs required by your script. For example, conjure -size 100x100 -color blue -foo bar script.msl SEE ALSO
ImageMagick(1) COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 1999-2010 ImageMagick Studio LLC. Additional copyrights and licenses apply to this software, see file:///usr/share/doc/pack- ages/ImageMagick/www/license.html or http://www.imagemagick.org/script/license.php ImageMagick Date: 2009/01/10 01:00:00 conjure(1)

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