How to send binary file from commandline ?
Posted on 1997-08-26
How can you send a binary file via e-mail, without using 'uuencode', and invoking the mailing process from the UNIX-command line ? I thought of mailing an ASCII-mail and then as a sort of attachment, the binary file. However 'mail' and 'sendmail' don't support MIME-file-attachment.
Some people suggested to use 'Elm', but I search for a straight way, so that there are no problems to use the command in a CGI-script or a UNIX-shell script.
You can wonder why I need this. Well, people can visit my services, and let carry out large calculations about construction models. Because the calculations usually take too much time to wait online for the results, I offer the possibility to enter their e-mail address and send the results by mail. The results are presented in a graphical format, showing the most dangerous stresses and strains in the construction model.
I'd like to send this binary file, so that people find it as an attachment (e.g. in Pine) in their mailbox.
Any help would be very welcome.