mail a file using mail utility

how to mail a file from /usr/local/asd.txt to the xyz@yahoo.com. I did something likes this
mail xyz@yahoo.com < /usr/local/asd.txt
is it right?
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paullamhkgCommented:
if you wanna send as attachement try this

cat file | uuencode tgt_filname | mail -s "subject" xyz@yahoo.com
      ^                 ^
      |                 +--- attachment FILENAME for the target host to use
      +--- attachment CONTENT from the source host
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paullamhkgCommented:
"mail xyz@yahoo.com < /usr/local/asd.txt
is it right?"

this will make the content of asd.txt as the mail body and send an email to xyz@yahoo.com.

if you wanna to send like this with a suject, as the -s option.
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paullamhkgCommented:
sorry typo

add the -s option
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