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Old 05-31-2010
mailx not working properly

I am using mailx command in my script to attach a file and send an email. I need to attach a csv file and send email to a mail id -

I am using

uuencode output.csv output.csv | mailx -s "test mail"

This will send a mail with scrambled text in body.

am i missing something ? is there any other way to send a mail with attachment?

Last edited by pludi; 05-31-2010 at 08:50 AM.. Reason: code tags, please...
# 2  
Old 05-31-2010
Which OS do you have?

for HP-UX, try this

(echo 'this mail has attachment';uuencode output.csv output.csv) | mailx -m -s 'test mail'

If linux, try this,

echo 'this mail has attachment' | mailx -s 'test mail' -a output.csv

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Old 05-31-2010
Well, I use Ux-hp and that worked Anchal. Can u just explain how this works ? am confused how it is so different than my command line ?
# 4  
Old 05-31-2010
its not that much different. I just added a message to the body that's the reason.

the only difference from your command is the -m switch.

In term of your command, this would work,

uuencode output.csv output.csv | mailx -m -s "test mail"

-m option allows you not to include MIME headers.

in man pages terms:

           -m             Do not add MIME header lines Mime Version, Content
                          Type & Content Encoding to the header information
                          while sending mails.

# 5  
Old 06-02-2010
need a code to send mail

hi, can you plz suggest how can i write a unix code which contains FROM, TO addressess and an attachment to send a mail from unix server
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