Error in README silva reference procedure

I have attempted creating a SILVA taxonomy alignment file following the procedure in the README file that is included with the SILVA reference downloads (an online version can be viewed here

The following line of code results in an error:

grep ">" | cut -f 1 | cut -c 2- >

[ERROR]: You are missing (

Any help would be very appreciated, and I apologize if this question was posted in the wrong discussion group.

My apologies, I found the answer. By wrapping the code in systems() it runs as expected for me.