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# 1  
Old 11-12-2014
Mailx command to send attachment file

Hi,

I need to send a attachment which has space in the file name as: "ABC Data Extract.txt" which is present in the location /home/projects/txt

i am using
HTML Code:
/home/projects/scripts
mailx -s "Sub" email_id "/home/projects/txt/ABC Data Extract.txt"
but i am not getting the attachment.
# 2  
Old 11-12-2014
try the below

Code:
uuencode path/'ABC Data Extract.txt'  "ABC Data Extract.txt" |mailx -s "subject" xyz@abc.com

# 3  
Old 11-12-2014
From man mailx:
Code:
       -a file
              Attach the given file to the message.

Try
Code:
mailx -s "Sub" email_id -a "/home/projects/txt/ABC Data Extract.txt"

# 4  
Old 11-12-2014
Not working

HTML Code:
DIR_TEMP=/home/projects/scripts
emal_sbjct_txt='ABC DEF'
Email_body.txt --> ABC
emal_id='xyz@abc.com'
dest_desc=/home/projects/txt
rpt_nm=ABC Data Extract.txt

cat "${DIR_TEMP}/Email_body.txt" |  mailx -s "${emal_sbjct_txt}" ${emal_id} -a ${dest_desc}/"${rpt_nm}"
the attachment is not getting delivred.
Also the email id are not coming correctly.
# 5  
Old 11-12-2014
If it's not correct, then what is it?
# 6  
Old 11-12-2014
Is it a script you posted? If yes, remove or comment out this (it makes no sense there): Email_body.txt --> ABC

You need to quote the value you're assigning to a variable if the value contains whitespace(s). Try
Code:
rpt_nm="ABC Data Extract.txt"

If the command still fails, the order of the mailx options might matter, in this case try (note option -a *before* the email address):
Code:
cat "${DIR_TEMP}/Email_body.txt" |  mailx -s "${emal_sbjct_txt}" -a ${dest_desc}/"${rpt_nm}" ${emal_id}

If everything fails, post your script and error messages you get.
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# 7  
Old 11-12-2014
-a does not exist on standard unix to my knowlege except maybe the very last release...
and may not be for attach <file> e.g. here a Debian:
Code:
     -a      Specify additional header fields on the command line such as "X-Loop: foo@bar" etc.  You have to use
             quotes if the string contains spaces.  This argument may be specified more than once, the headers will
             then be concatenated.

That is why we insist so much on you giving the shell you use, and the architecture / OS and OS release...

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