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Crontab is not working in printf

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http://www.unix.com – hi, i have a script as: printf '%s -> %s\n' "$(date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M')" "$(/opt/gcsw/status -ne | fgrep 'State:2' | wc)" which gives output as: 2013-01-18 13:00 -> 80 480 6529 and it is working fine. now I want to put this into cronjob and write the output to a file in every 5 minutes: Code: 0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * printf '%s -> %s\n' "$(date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M')" "$(/opt/gcsw/status -ne | fgrep 'State:2' | wc)" >> /var/tmp/gcsw/status.txt i want to see the output as: Code: 2013-01-18 13:00 -> 80 480 (HowTos)