Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

How to send email in Unix command line

Posted on 2011-03-15
2
Medium Priority
?
619 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Can someone tell me the command I can use to send myself a test email from the Unix command line?  I also need the ability to attach a small text file that is in the same directory from which I will be running the command.  

I will be using localhost as the SMTP server and no authentication is needed.
0
Comment
Question by:jbaird123
2 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Alberto Cortes earned 2000 total points
ID: 35141847
Solution:

to send email in Unix prompt using mail:
cat $FILE | mail -s "This is the subject" somebody@email.address

to send email in Unix prompt using mailx:
cat $FILE | mailx -s "This is the subject" somebody@email.address

remember that you need to configure sendmail (/etc/mail/sendmail.mc) and define your SMTP provider, before this can be successful.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jbaird123
ID: 35142002
Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Build your data science skills into a career

Are you ready to take your data science career to the next step, or break into data science? With Springboard’s Data Science Career Track, you’ll master data science topics, have personalized career guidance, weekly calls with a data science expert, and a job guarantee.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

I. Introduction There's an interesting discussion going on now in an Experts Exchange Group — Attachments with no extension . This reminded me of questions that come up here at EE along the lines of, "How can I tell the type of file from its cont…
Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:

608 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question