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Old 09-03-2009
Email Attachment Script


I created the following script but i'm trying to figure out why i keep getting an error.

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;
use warnings;

my $baseDir = '/export/home/omcadmin/bin';
my $attachment = "$baseDir/message.txt";

my $from = '';
my $to = '';
my $cc = '';
my $subj = 'Testing';
my $body = 'TEST';

my $cmd = "uuencode $attachment |mailx, '-s',$subj, '-c', $cc, $to, "-f$from"";
system ("$cmd");

The error i receive is: use: not found use: not found my: not found my: not found my: not found my: not found my: not found my: not found my: not found my: not found syntax error at line 19: `system' unexpected

Any suggestions?
# 2  
Old 09-03-2009
My first guess is that it appears to not be finding perl, but is instead trying to run as a shell program... See if perl exists in the location that your script is checking:
ls -ail /usr/bin/perl

If it returns a message indicating perl: No such file or directory, you will need to find out where perl IS installed, and update your script with the proper path information:
which perl

find / -name perl -print

# 3  
Old 09-03-2009
Seems your $cmd = ..... statement has wong double quote -
Try -
my $cmd = "uuencode $attachment |mailx -s $subj -c $cc $to -f $from";
Why are you making single quote around the mail options ?

I don't think it is require

You can check where perl is installed at the first place and then provide the path to perl interpreter
Check where perl installed and the version

perl -V
# 4  
Old 09-03-2009
Perl is installed in the directory in which im running my script
# 5  
Old 09-03-2009
can you just paste the out put of your perl path from which perl command

You can check if the path to the module are in @INC path ?
type in command promt :

perl -e 'use strict;'

if your path are ok this should work fine
# 6  
Old 09-03-2009
What should happen when i execute the perl -e 'use strict;' on the command prompt. I didn't get anything on the prompt.

---------- Post updated at 11:24 AM ---------- Previous update was at 11:22 AM ----------

If i attempt to execute a different script it will work from the directory in which i'm running the current script that fails. This tells me that the path is correct.
# 7  
Old 09-03-2009
identify a script that is working.
head -1 scriptname

Ensure that this line matches the line that starts your script.

Last edited by avronius; 09-03-2009 at 12:36 PM.. Reason: Fixed grammar
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