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How to eliminate tmp files for mailx

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I know how to use mailx, sending the contents of a file out as the email message or "Body"  

Is there anyway I can do this without using the tmp files and in a way similar to how the "subject" line is populated?

Ideal example (let x be the body option for illustration):

mailx -s "Subject Line" -x "Body or email message" mailusers@unixmail.com

Thanks!
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Question by:Randy2001
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echo "Body or message"|mailx mailusers@unixmail.com
-s"subject Line"
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by:Randy2001
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bira,

That works! Thanks! I am going to accept your answer but before that could you tell me if its possible to add a message like you told me and then add the contents of a file.  

The email message (body) would look like this:

Here is my echo message

Here is the tmp file that I printed out with all kinds of wonderful ASCI text!

If not I will go ahead and accept you comment but if you can help I will add another 50.  Thanks!



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Randy2001
  Once you use the pipe (|), the mailx command interprets the input as the body or message.
 
   You could use as follow:
   
   cat yourfile | mailx mailusers@unixmail.com
-s"subject Line"

  But only one input. So i dont think it´s possible to do
  what you asked, using the pipe.

    Regards
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by:Randy2001
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OK.  Thanks anyway!
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