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I want to append a text string and the date together to the end of text file (a log actually).

I can output the date itself with
date +'%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S'

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, no problem

I can append text to the file with
echo "Manual Restart Completed at " >> log/myservice.log

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again, no problem.

But when I try something to put them together like:
echo "Manual Restart Completed at " DATE +'%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S' >> /var/log/myservice.log

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it fails and I've googled for an hour and can't find the solution.
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echo "Manual Restart Completed at  $(date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')" >> /var/log/myservice.log
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Bingo! Thanks!
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