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Sending the file attachment  via mailx.

Posted on 2001-08-07
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I'm Struggling with sending the physical file
with the e-mail, using the mailx.
By default option if you do
mailx -s "Subject" address@abc.com < file_name.txt
it include the file's text into the email body.
How can I avoid that and submit the file
for downloading by recipient?

Thanks
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Question by:vitali
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by:ahoffmann
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dou you mean:

  echo "http://host.your.dom/downloads/filename.txt"|mailx -s "Subject" address@abc.com
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by:stan64
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you could try

uuencode filename | mailx -s "Subject" address@abc.com

hth
stan
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chris_calabrese earned 100 total points
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Do you want the file as an attachment or a reference to the file where it can be downloaded from?

If the former, then stan64's suggesting _may_ work, but only if the recipient's mailer understands uuencoded attachments (not all do).  Another solution would be to use MIME encoding (universally supported), in which case you'll need a copy of Metamail from ftp://thumper.bellcore.com/pub/nsb/.

If the latter, ahoffman's suggestion is on the right path, though you may need an ftp:// URL instead of http:// depending on circumstances.
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