Not retrieving value correctly in unix

The next sentence is not returing the value it should get:

FROM2= 0;
(ssh machine2 "cat /var/log/syslog* | grep -i \"to=<>\" | grep -i sent | grep \"$MONTH \" | cut -c4-6 | grep \" $day_y\" | wc -l") >> $FROM2
echo $FROM2;

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What value is it returning, and what value should it get?
Did you really want those \?
Did you mean echo or cat?
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:


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Assuming you want
FROM2=$(ssh machine2 "cat /var/log/syslog* | grep -i \"to=<>\" | grep -i sent | grep \"$MONTH \" | cut -c4-6 | grep \" $day_y\" | wc -l") 
echo $FROM2

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celticianAuthor Commented:
It worked, i only wanted to retrive the value, its an integer.
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