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Old 02-23-2012
Email Attachments in shell script

Hi Fellas,

I have a script that queries a sybase DB through isql and appends to a file, say file.csv

I want to use the mail command in the shell script to email the file to me. i tried the following command but it doesn't work. can any one suggest whats wrong here. Note that i need the file as an attachment and not as body of the email.

mailx -s "generated file" -a /home/bin/file.csv

When i run this on the command prompt and hit Ctrl+D it works but it doesn't in a shell script. Please advise
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Old 02-23-2012
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Old 02-24-2012
Try this one

$uuencode /home/bin/file.csv file.csv | mail -s "Generated file"

Moderator's Comments:
Mod Comment Surely you mean:
uuencode /home/bin/file.csv file.csv | mail -s "Generated file"

Last edited by methyl; 02-29-2012 at 08:52 PM.. Reason: please use code tags; suggest post without leading $

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