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Old 02-25-2008
Create file in script

I am trying to create a new file(string) with todays date in a backup folder

string= `date '+%d%m%y'`
find [a-z]* [0-9]* [A-Q]* /home/SMB-2000/* -print |cpio -ovm > /home/bkups/$string

After excecuting I get the messege

# ./b2
250208
./b2: /home/bkups/: cannot create

Where am i going wrong?
# 2  
Old 02-25-2008
Remove the ">" in the cpio command:

Code:
find [a-z]* [0-9]* [A-Q]* /home/SMB-2000/* -print |cpio -ovm /home/bkups/$string

Edit:

I think I'm wrong, you don't use the -p option so the redirection is correct.
Do you have write permission in the directories?

Regards

Last edited by Franklin52; 02-25-2008 at 04:54 PM..
# 3  
Old 02-26-2008
I have root rights

I am doing this as root user. Additionally I have ensured maximum permissions on bkups directory
# 4  
Old 02-26-2008
The directory must be exist, try to make the directory before the find command:

Code:
mkdir -p /home/bkups/$string

Regards

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