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How to attach a file to email?

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I am sending email programatically using sendmail, but it does not have an option for attaching files. Is there another mail utility that will? Haven't found anything in the man pages so far.
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by:filiep
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uuencode filename filename | /usr/ucb/mail -s 'subject' user@domain.be

Both filenames may be the same! This is not an error. This is working.

Regards,
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you can try the following.

mailx -v user@domain.name.com < {ur attachment}

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filiep's idea for uuencode will work for some mail clients
that still support uuencode, but many do not.

k.kidambi's idea for simply including the file will work
if it's a plain text file and the recipient doesn't want to
deal with it as an attachment, but will otherwise fail.

The only way to get this to work for all settings is to MIME-encode
the attachment.

And the easiest way to do that is with Metamail, which is available from ftp://thumper.bellcore.com/pub/nsb/ 
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Any mail client that you can append files to will accept uuencoded files, as uunencoded files are all ascii based. both mail and mailx will work with a uuencoded file.
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Yes, but only to the extent that you can always save the mail to a file and decode it with uudecode, if you have a copy of it (which you would under Solaris, but not necessarily on the client systems).

Lots of mail clients do not know about any attachments at all, even MIME, but MIME is much more universally supported than uuencode, especially on PC platforms.
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by:iavhom
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The best of all solutions I see is http://email.cleancode.org/ program.
Example of usage:
email -s 'email test' -f 'sender@domain.com' -a file1,file2 user1@domain1.com,user2@domain2.com < plain_text_mail_body.txt
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