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Add time to log file for cron job

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I'm trying to figure out a way to insert a timestamp into a log file I'm creating for a cron job:

/usr/bin/rsync -v --min-size=1 -rlpgo -O --inplace /home/myuser/Get*
root@xx.x.xx.xx:/mnt/yyy/zzz/compass 2>&1 >& /tmp/rsync_user.log

I've googled this but all I could find are tips on how to add the time and date to the name of the log file itself, not to the contents of the log.

Any tips or pointers would be great.

posted May 24, 2014 by Abhay Kulkarni

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This is what worked, thanks for your help

$/usr/bin/rsync -v --min-size=1 -rlpgo -O --inplace /home/compassfeeduser/Get* root@xx.xx.xx:/mnt/yyy/zzz/compass | ts  2>&1 >& debug.txt

$ cat debug.txt
May 23 23:44:49 sent 67 bytes received 12 bytes 158.00 bytes/sec

1 Answer

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Why not make your rsync command into the second line of a script, and make the first line of the script write the time to the log.

answer May 24, 2014 by Anderson
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