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Old 09-28-2009
Sending attachement using mailx

Hi

I tried reading docs from this forum and googled it...but i couldnt get the answer for attaching a document in mail.

I need it to be the actual attachement not adding the content of the file to the body of the mail..

i used uuencode ...to encode the file but it is coming as a junk character in the mail body (actual mail received)

Code:
uuencode /tmp/tmp-mail.txt attach.txt | /usr/lib/sendmail -t -n -f root aemunathan.r@gmail.com


uuencode /tmp/tmp-mail.txt attach.txt | mailx -s "Test attachment" aemunathan.r@gmail.com

in a script taken from this forum i used this way.
Code:
#!/usr/bin/ksh

export MAILTO="aemunathan.r@gmail.com"
export SUBJECT="Mail Subject"
export BODY="/tmp/tmp-mail.txt"
export ATTACH="/aemu/CMW_A02_2.sql"
(
 echo "To: $MAILTO"
 echo "Subject: $SUBJECT"
 echo "MIME-Version: 1.0"
 echo 'Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="-q1w2e3r4t5"'
 echo
 echo '---q1w2e3r4t5'
 echo "Content-Type: text/html"
 echo "Content-Disposition: inline"
 cat $BODY
 echo '---q1w2e3r4t5'
 echo 'Content-Type: application; name="'$(basename $ATTACH)'"'
 echo "Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64"
 echo 'Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="'$(basename $ATTACH)'"'
 uuencode --base64 $ATTACH $(basename $ATTACH)
 echo '---q1w2e3r4t5--'
) | /usr/lib/sendmail $MAILTO

this resulted in uuencode illegal option base 64

another script i tried is
Code:
#!/bin/ksh

export TOADDR=aemunathan.r@gmail.com    
export FROMDIR=/aemu

cd ${FROMDIR}

( cat <<-TEXT
Hi,

Please find enclosed all of the text files found
in the directory ${FROMDIR} as of $(date).

Sincerly, $(grep root  /etc/passwd| cut -d: -f5)
TEXT

for FNAME in *.sql
do
   uuencode ${FNAME} ${FNAME}
done
) | mailx -s "${FROMDIR}/*.sql as of $(date)" ${TOADDR}

this resulted in junk charaters in the body of the mail

Any one help me out what mistake am doing here....

Thanks
Aemu
# 2  
Old 09-28-2009
uuencode $ATTACH $ATTACH |mailx -s "SUBJECT" $MAILTO

Please try this one.....
# 3  
Old 09-28-2009
Hi

Mail sending is ok but not the attachement.

am getting junk like this in the body of the mail...

Quote:
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end
# 4  
Old 09-28-2009
Not all versions of mailx support MIME attachments.

Check to see if your version of mailx has a -m command line option. It it has, use that option to create a MIME attachment.

If not, you could use utilities such as mpack/munpack or mmencode to create a MIME attachment.
# 5  
Old 09-28-2009
Hi

that also i tried initially. with -m option...my server does not support it...

do i need to install mpack...

i tried searching *encode* in my server from root directory....found only uuencode...nothing else....

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