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Using sendmail at the command line

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What is the commandline format to send a text file using sendmail? In linux, I want to send a file named test.txt to jcj@tiac.net. If I use "sendmail -v jcj@tiac.net", I can then enter the message and it reaches the end person. How can I send the premade file. I've done this in the past but have forgotten the command line syntax. Thank you
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by:ozo
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sendmail -v jcj@tiac.net < test.txt
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Try this, this will put the text of "mail.txt" into the message body, still looking into how to send it as an "attachment"

sendmail -v jcj@tiac.net </export/home/jcj/mail.txt        
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by:rkuethe
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How about:

mail -f myfile.txt

then follow prompts:
Subject, recipient, etc.
"Ctrl-D" to end message.

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by:toTo
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rkuethe, i'm afraid      mail -f myfile.txt
is to extract mail from an alternate mailbox called myfile.txt
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by:rballen
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Try this from the UNIX command line:

( cat /tmp/a ; uuencode /tmp/a file.txt ) | sendmail rallen@devifx1
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