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I would like to attach a file while sending a email via a command line option in a bash script which is getting executed via cron every hour. Please let me know if there is a way to achieve this. Thanks!
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by:woolmilkporc
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Hi,
unfortunately it is not possible to send email attachments using the command line of mail or ¤ailx.
I'd suggest using 'mutt' instead.

Wmp

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How Can I use 'mutt' for sending email with attachment :-)
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mutt -a [/path/to/attachment] -s "[subject]" [recipient@domain.tld]
The mail body can be included via normal redirection and/or by using the -i [/path/to/body.txt] parameter.
This is mutt's man page -
http://www.mutt.org/doc/man_page.html
 HTH
wmp
 
 
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you can as well do

uuencode filename < filename | mailx -s "my subject" username@domain
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I am not sue which uuencode you are going to use, but the one in the script is using

--base64

which might not be supported in your version
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by:gheist
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You can add 8bit also. 99% of internet is able to cope with that.
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by:woolmilkporc
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Why not let 'mutt' do the job? And it's a fine mail client compared to 'mailx', btw.
mutt for Solaris 10 -
ftp://ftp.sunfreeware.com/pub/freeware/sparc/10/mutt-1.5.19-sol10-sparc-local.gz
 
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Thank you :-)
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