Simple Mailx script

Posted on 2007-12-03
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Hi I'm looking for a very simple 2 - 3 line mailx script to send a one line message to my email address. I need this to test setting up some jobs in a scheduler program.
Question by:7Souls
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yuzh earned 250 total points
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You can do:

echo "my messgae" | /usr/bin/mailx -s "My Subject" you@soemwhere
# End of script

or mail a text file

/usr/bin/mailx -s "My Subject" you@soemwhere </path-to/mymessage.txt
# End of script

man mailx
to learn more details
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ID: 20400516

If you are going to use it in crontab:

0 3 * * * /pat/to/myscript 2> &1 | mailx -s "script results" me@mydomain
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Expert Comment

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I am repeating since there shouldn't be a space

0 3 * * * /pat/to/myscript 2>&1 | mailx -s "script results" me@mydomain

Author Closing Comment

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Thanks yuzh, in addition I had to change some permissions but it ran perfectly in Contol -M.


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