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I have a file of user name arranged in a single column.
I cut this column of names from a file containing details about the users and what files they had in a tmp directory.
My question is how do I read one line at a time. Each line is just the login ID of the user. I need to email each user with a notification before I delete their files from the tmp directory.
Can anyone help me? I would appreciate help with both reading the file and emailing each user.

Thanks in advance
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Question by:pcb69
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by:ozo
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what one line do you want to read, and in what language are you doing the reading?
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by:pcb69
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Hi OZO
I want to read each line from the file.
I am using shell scripts.
I started off with a list of users and their files in the tmp directory
example of one line


-rw-r--r--   1 cn02038 cn02            1019 Mar  8  21:51 find.txt

the script I used to isolate the third column, which is the column that contains the email addresses of the users I want to send email to was:
ls -l /tmp | tr -s ' ' | cut --delimiter=' ' -f3 | sort -u > IdFile

I ended up with a column of user Id's
Example:
com30005
cno40107
jfrench
200034

How do I email each of these users with a message contained in say MesFile

Thanks again
 
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samri earned 10 total points
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pcb69,

   You can try this script.

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#!/bin/sh

userid=`ls -l /tmp | tr -s ' ' | cut --delimiter=' ' -f3 | sort -u > IdFile`

for elements in $userid; do
   /usr/lib/sendmail $elements < /full/path/to/MesFile
# or mail $elements -s "Subject" < /full/path/to/MesFile
done
-------------------------------


Good luck,

samri
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