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# 1  
Old 07-21-2011
uuencode is not working properly

Hello Everyone,

I'm very new to the shell script. I'm trying to send multiple attachments in unix using uuencode command.

Total I have 3 text files which should be send in mail.

but I'm getting 6 files [ original 3 text files] and 3 files with subject as file name. And the content is


I'm working on cisco linux. So pls help me out in this..

Awaiting for your prompt responses..

Ravi Kiran
# 2  
Old 07-21-2011
What does your code look like?
# 3  
Old 07-22-2011

My code is here:
for i in /apps/*.txt
      uuencode $i $(basename $i)
) | mailx -s "My Files" ravi.kiran0925@gmail.com


Last edited by Franklin52; 07-22-2011 at 02:06 PM.. Reason: Please use code tags for data and code samples, thank you
# 4  
Old 07-27-2011
Hi Franklin,

Thanks for replying on this.. As I'm not aware of anyting in unix.. could you pls guide me or help in resolving this issue..

# 5  
Old 07-27-2011
Here's an example I did for folks at work to illustrate sending attachments. I added functionality to do what you are trying to do. This works using ksh on Solaris. Just replace the variables in the constants section. Hope it helps you:
##  mailtest - example to show how to do attachments.

# Set constants
typeset -r MAILBODY="This is the body of the e-mail"
typeset -r FILEPATH=/dir1/subdir1
typeset -r FILESPEC=*.sh
typeset -rx SINGLEFILE=set_example.sh
typeset -r MAILADDR=name@domain.com

# convert CR/LF so it will open properly in Outlook.
# only need this if CR/LFs are not being translated properly.
unix2dos -437 -ascii $SINGLEFILE attach.out
if (( $? != 0 ))
  then print "$0: unix2dos failed"
       exit 1

# Attach one file.
(print $MAILBODY; uuencode attach.out $SINGLEFILE) | \
    mailx -s "mail example 1 attachment" $MAILADDR
if (( $? != 0 ))
  then print "$0: uuencode or mailx failed"
       exit 2

# Attach the file twice by specifying explicitly.
(print $MAILBODY; uuencode attach.out ${SINGLEFILE}; uuencode attach.out ${SINGLEFILE}) | \
    mailx -s "mail example 2 attachments" $MAILADDR
if (( $? != 0 ))
  then print "$0: uuencode or mailx failed"
       exit 3

# Attach multiple files by specifying a filespec.
( print $MAILBODY;
for filename in ${FILEPATH}/${FILESPEC}
  uuencode $filename $(basename $filename)
done) | mailx -s "multiple attachments via filespec" $MAILADDR
if (( $? != 0 ))
  then print "$0: uuencode or mailx failed"
       exit 4

exit 0

Is it possible you are getting badly formed filenames returned or files with spaces in them from *.txt? Do an ls -l on *.txt and make sure you are getting what you expect.

Last edited by gary_w; 07-27-2011 at 11:58 AM.. Reason: Added thought of why errors might be happening
# 6  
Old 07-28-2011
Hi Gary,

Thanks for posting this. But even this doesn't solve my problem.

I'm still getting those additoinal files with content

What I noticed is if the attachment have content its attaching the additional file, else not..

Please help me in rectifying this issue..

Ravi Kiran.
# 7  
Old 07-28-2011
I'm afraid I'm stumped as to why its not working for you.
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