AIX ksh 0403-057 Syntax error: `(' is not expected error???

howdy,

I am running the command below  on AIX, 5.3. its the oracle exp program.  Im pretty sure the syntax is correct.

exp scott/tiger file=test.dmp tables=(lsc_account)

instead of following my command as instructed. Its refusing with this lousy excuse

0403-057 Syntax error: `(' is not expected error

any ideas?

citywesthomesAsked:
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sjm_eeCommented:
A quick search using google suggests that the round brackets are not required. Try it as follows:

exp scott/tiger file=test.dmp tables=lsc_account
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tfewsterCommented:
You're missing a $ symbol; The ksh syntax to assign the output of a command to a variable is:
VARIABLE=$(command)        
or
VARIABLE=`command`
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