2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2013 9:32 AM by Richard Harrison . RSS

    Appending timestamp to the dumpfile. Why do we need this space ?

    greeny 5.4

      When running expdp in Linux , I was trying to append the timestamp to the dumpfile and the following syntax has worked.
      DUMPFILE= PCFS_SIT-`date '+%d-%b-%Y'`_%u.dmp
      There should be a space after the date keyword. Without the space you'll get the following error
      $ -ksh: date+%d-%b-%Y: not found [No such file or directory]
      Why is this ?