troubleshooting Question

MV --suffix Not Working

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Ubuntu 16.04.1

I run Nagios on this server.

I have a directory that contains .cfg files

I would like to move those .cfg files to and archive directory  

Tying to use the mv command and add a suffix to the end of the files.


today=$(date +%Y-%m-%d)

mv -v -b --suffix=.'today'-TG *.cfg archive

 root@tgcs017:/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/desktops# ./
'TGKW001.cfg' -> 'archive/TGKW001.cfg'
'TGKW003.cfg' -> 'archive/TGKW003.cfg'
'TGKW004.cfg' -> 'archive/TGKW004.cfg'
'TGKW005.cfg' -> 'archive/TGKW005.cfg'
'TGKW006.cfg' -> 'archive/TGKW006.cfg'
'TGKW007-10.cfg' -> 'archive/TGKW007-10.cfg'
'TGKW008-10.cfg' -> 'archive/TGKW008-10.cfg'
'TGKW009.cfg' -> 'archive/TGKW009.cfg'
'TGKW012.cfg' -> 'archive/TGKW012.cfg'

the script is simple and it runs it moves the files but never adds the suffix.

Any ideas?

Thank you
nociSoftware Engineer
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