bash error

Mon Apr 16 07:40:00 GMT 2007

hi all,

i am trying to take backup of oracle tables by using exp command but when i
am entering the command it is giving a error as below
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

So kindly someone tell me how to rectify this and proceed for the normal

The original command what iam typing is

exp username/password@sid file=filename.dmp log=filename.log tables=(all
table names separated by comma) indexes=n grants=n direct=true
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