Auto renew cron python script on Site gives error on macOS

syntax error near unexpected token ‘random.random’

That error happens when a Python program is executed by bash instead of Python.

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i ran standard auto renew cron script from certbot page for macos

i get syntax errors within python when i run the exact script on the site

apache webserver 2.4.33

macOS 10.13.6

i can login to root shell

no control panel

certbot 0.34.2

What is that script?

What are those errors?

echo “0 0,12 * * * root python -c ‘import random; import time; time.sleep(random.random() * 3600)’ && certbot renew” | sudo tee -a /etc/crontab > /dev/null

funny i tried the same copy paste i used for your reply and now the shell likes the above mentioned script without errors it just asked me for my password and executed and i m back at prompt !

thank you for your effort time and patience ! regards milton case can be closed

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