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Posted on 2002-06-04
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
How do I email myself a simple text file in UNIX.  For example I have a file called support.txt in a unix dir.  and I need it mailed to a address  Please include the syntax and a good example.  I need send as a attachment  That would be nice.
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You can use:

 mailx -s"Subject" your-email-add < inputfile

 where: your-email-add could be a list of email address seperate by ","

  mailx -s"This is support.txt" < ${INFILE}


 you cab simple use mail:

 mail email-list < inputfile


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Should the script look like the following message:

mailx -s"This is support.txt" < $/export/home/vega/test.txt

I try the following and it did not work, what I am I doing wrong
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if you are not using var for your file you should use put the following in your script:

/usr/bin/mailx -s"This is support.txt" < /export/home/vega/test.txt

  Note: there is no "$" in front of a real file name.
        use "$" when you are referening to the value of a

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did you ask for ATTACHMENT (as decribed in the RFCs) ?
then it does not work as described. Dot.

Read my other comments, then try it.

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Thank, it works great.
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would you please tell me the UNIX flaviour and version, as well as the mailx version, where this command produces a mail with an attachment and not just a plain text mail.

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Sun 8, I don't now the mail version.

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