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Old 07-28-2016
Linux Automating Mail Process

Hi
i had written one script,it sends email from terminal and mine script is as:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
SUBJECT="linux mail send attachment example"
BODY_FILE="/home/sreenivasa/Desktop/Testing.txt"
#ATTACHMENT_FILE="/home/sreenivasa/Desktop/Dataset.zip"
CC_LIST="rajnikant875@gmail.com,sinha6315@gmail.com,rajnikant@gytechs.com"

cat "$BODY_FILE" | mail -s "$SUBJECT" -a "$ATTACHMENT_FILE" "$CC_LIST"

but here problem for me is i can attach only one attachment.But my requirement is all attachment file is in one folder without changing script again and again,how can i access those files from folder which is saved somewhere on Desktop.

So,we have to write script once and when we ran script it should ask for which all file it want to attach into script.Can anyone help me.


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Last edited by zaxxon; 07-28-2016 at 08:02 AM..
# 2  
Old 07-28-2016
Use for-loop. But I suppose you would want to change the email body and subject per attachment. I leave it to you to figure it out.

Code:
for ATTACHMENT_FILE in /path/to/folder/* # assuming folder has only files that are to be attached. Tweak accordingly.
do
    SUBJECT="linux mail send attachment example"
    BODY_FILE="/home/sreenivasa/Desktop/Testing.txt"
    CC_LIST="rajnikant875@gmail.com,sinha6315@gmail.com,rajnikant@gytechs.com"
    cat "$BODY_FILE" | mail -s "$SUBJECT" -a "$ATTACHMENT_FILE" "$CC_LIST"
done

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Old 07-28-2016
A minor tip - remove the useless use of cat

change
Code:
cat "$BODY_FILE" | mail -s "$SUBJECT" -a "$ATTACHMENT_FILE" "$CC_LIST"

to
Code:
mail -s "$SUBJECT" -a "$ATTACHMENT_FILE" "$CC_LIST" < $BODY_FILE


Last edited by frank_rizzo; 07-28-2016 at 02:27 PM.. Reason: corrected spacing
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# 4  
Old 07-29-2016
What have you tried so far for research? This is a fairly common question with lots of threads in various forums.

This might help:- Unix multiple attachment

I hope that this helps. Let us know how you get on and if you are still stuck.




Robin
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Old 07-29-2016
Automating Mail Process

Hi
my script can send mail and attachment without any issue.The problem i am facing is that:there are folder assume at Desktop which has multiple files e.g. pdf,zip,txt,jpg...e.t.c.So, How my script should incorporate all these files automatically.
Here i am thinking assigning all these attachment to one variable name and just by calling that variable in script should work.Good or bad,please share your thoughts.Thank u.
# 6  
Old 07-29-2016
Hi rajnikant,

this answer may help you a lot: https://www.unix.com/302978324-post4.html

regards,
stomp
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Old 07-29-2016
Are you saying that you need help to attach all the files from the a directory, number unknown?

If so, then you will need a loop inside the section of you script that sends the note.

Before we get to that, can you send 2 or 3 attachments in a single note from a script yet? It's important to understand how you feel comfortable doing it before we proceed else you might end up with something you don't understand which is a nightmare to support or adjust if needed.

Paste your code in CODE tags so it is clear to see.



Kind regards,
Robin
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