query in using Double Quotes

view full story

http://www.unix.com – Hi i am referring a book for understanding the Double Quotes book suggest for the below code Code: code echo "$USER owes <-$1250.**>; [ as of (´date +%m/%d´) ]" Code: the o/p is Fred owes <-250.**>; [ as of (12/21) ] however when i ran the same command i got below Code: o/p iscpadm owes <-250.**>; [ as of (date +%m/%d) ] need to know why i am not getting the o/p for date part. using OS AIX shell is ksh (HowTos)