I need an application that allow me to send email with attached files from unix solaris shell

Posted on 2014-07-30
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I need an application that allow me to send email with attached files from unix solaris shell. Free or with cost, what I want is a strong solution.

best regards

Smile be Brave
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Are you talking about email clients?


With  the older ones, you would attach a file by running uuencode to convert it to text then paste that into the file.  That's what the newer mailer do for you automatically.
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You can pipe mail text and uuencodes attachment to /usr/lib/sendmail , most mail clients will understand this format.
Solaris does not have any mime manipulation tools from factory, while you can add some typical linux mime packagers to beautify mail more.

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I prefer to uuencode the file (which makes it an attachment) and then send through mailx:

uuencode file-to-encode.ext file-to-encode.ext | mailx -s "Subject line text - such as - sending file-to-encode.ext"

You do have to put the filename in the uuencode line twice.  For multiple files, you can create multiple uue files first (uuencode file.txt file.txt > file.uue) and then cat them together: cat file.uue file2.uue file3.uue | mailx ...
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