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Sending last line of txt document using blat

Posted on 2008-06-18
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I am trying to send the last line of last_line.txt using Blat. What I have right now sends me the whole txt document in the body. I dont want all that because there our multiple lines. I just want the last line of last_line.txt. Here is what I have in my test.cmd file:

blat.exe "last_line.txt" -subject "A Screen Saver has been Changed" -to 123@mail.com -i ScreenSaver -priority 1 -server smtp.mydomain.com -f wpdomain


Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!
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This should do it.


@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
 
for /F "tokens=* usebackq" %%G in (last_line.txt) do set body=%%G
 
blat.exe -subject "A Screen Saver has been Changed" -body "%body%" -to 123@mail.com -i ScreenSaver -priority 1 -server smtp.mydomain.com -f wpdomain

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by:missywpitt
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when I try and run it it says -subject does not exist.
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by:Shift-3
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Oh, I guess the -to switch has to go first.


@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
 
for /F "tokens=* usebackq" %%G in (last_line.txt) do set body=%%G
 
blat.exe -to 123@mail.com -subject "A Screen Saver has been Changed" -body "%body%" -i ScreenSaver -priority 1 -server smtp.mydomain.com -f wpdomain

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by:missywpitt
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Now I got -to does not exist. I think the file itself has to b put after blat? When I run my code I had before it works except I get everything that is in the text file rather than just the last line like I want. Not sure about this one.

I have a work around if we cant get it.
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by:Shift-3
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After re-reading the Blat documentation (http://www.blat.net/syntax/syntax.html), I'm pretty sure this will work.


@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
 
for /F "tokens=* usebackq" %%G in (last_line.txt) do set body=%%G
 
blat.exe - -body "%body%" -to 123@mail.com -subject "A Screen Saver has been Changed" -i ScreenSaver -priority 1 -server smtp.mydomain.com -f wpdomain

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by:missywpitt
ID: 21817200
well that sent me the second line of the text document? Atleast were getting somewhere here.
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Shift-3 earned 500 total points
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Perhaps there is an ampersand or something messing it up.

Last try.


@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
 
for /F "tokens=* usebackq" %%G in (last_line.txt) do set body="%%G"
 
blat.exe - -body %body% -to 123@mail.com -subject "A Screen Saver has been Changed" -i ScreenSaver -priority 1 -server smtp.mydomain.com -f wpdomain

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by:missywpitt
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That worked! Once again Shift-3 you pulled through!
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