why can I not paste in the - sign rpm -qa does not paste in.

If I paste this in I miss the -

echo ' df  -h    > ircnqa_`hostname`_df-h.rtf'  >> my.rtf

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Do you mean redirecting?

Try adding 2>&1


echo ' df  -h    > ircnqa_`hostname`_df-h.rtf'  2>&1 >> my.rtf

Could you clarify what you mean

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Use double quote if you want `hostname` to work.

echo " df  -h    > ircnqa_`hostname`_df-h.rtf"  >> my.rtf
TIMFOX123Author Commented:
this works.

thanks for saving my bacon.

EE does that a lot !!
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