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    i use mailx to send email, now, i run echo "test send" | mailx -s "biaoti" 1324514@qq.com on my linux, i can get the email, but when i run mailx -s "test from shell" 1324514@qq.com, it will stopping, please see an attachment, i can only ctrl+C to cancel it. i would like to use mailx to send a file to my email, how can i do?
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by:arnold
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In your first attempt
Test send is the message this is the echo "test send"


On your second attempt, mailx tells you ok, what is the message. When done hit ctrl-D to indicate you are done with the message, EOF.
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by:arnold
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Mailx is an email client.

If you detail what it is you are trying to and in what context you want email messages sent, there might be suggestion to better and straight forward to send out messages from scripts or based certain parameters when met.
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by:Tintin
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In your second attempt, you are killing mailx rather than giving it some text.


Add your text, then either do:

ctrl-D

or a dot followed by a blank line.
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by:savone
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As stated above you need to tell mailx what the message is.  You can do this using redirection, or echo and I am sure there are other ways.

Using redirection:

mail -s "TEST MESSAGE" 1324514@qq.com < /path/to/textfile
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by:beardog1113
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[root@localhost ~]# mailx -s "Monitor Report att" -a /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.log 1324514@q            q.com
EOT
Null message body; hope that's ok
[root@localhost ~]#

i have file nagios.log on my linux disk, i would like to use mailx to send this file to my email 1324514@qq.com, i run above command, after i press ctrl+D, is show me the message "Null message body"; hope that 's ok, and i can get the email. but if i do not press ctrl+D, seems the command will keeping running.
any idea?
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Yes, redirect the log file like so:

mailx -s "Monitor Report att" 1324514@qq.com < /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.log
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by:Tintin
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or do

echo | mailx -s "Monitor Report att" -a /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.log 1324514@qq.com
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by:beardog1113
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mailx -s "KEER Server Monitor Report" -a /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.log 1324514@qq.com < /usr/local/nagios/var/emailcontent.log

thank you i change the command as above, because i would like send nagios.log as an attachment not email contant, i also create new file emailcontent.log, write some text in the file like "please see an attachment". now my question is, the email content can not support Chinese, any idea?
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by:arnold
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There are better email clients such as mutt and pine That can be sued on the command line and are more versatile.
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