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Old 10-02-2007
mailx output format in outlook

We have a deamon monitoring script on Solaris 10 - uname -a gives:
SunOS be2900 5.10 Generic_118833-33 sun4u sparc SUNW,Netra-T12

Thes script is:


if [ ! -z "$(ps -efZ | grep global | grep urouter | grep appname)" ]

# Create message body

echo "\n" > /tmp/appmon.$$
echo "Subject: The APP UROUTER has gone down!\n" >> /tmp/appmon.$$
echo "`date`\n" >> /tmp/appmon.$$
echo "check the system and restart it.\n" >> /tmp/appmon.$$
echo " \n" >> /tmp/appmon.$$
echo "Log in as root\n" >> /tmp/appmon.$$
echo " \n" >> /tmp/appmon.$$
echo "urctrl -start\n" >> /tmp/appmon.$$
echo "trservice appname PE START $APP_HOME\n" >> /tmp/appmon.$$
echo "trservice appname WF START $APP_HOME\n" >> /tmp/appmon.$$
echo "trservice appname BP START $APP_HOME\n" >> /tmp/appmon.$$

(echo `cat /tmp/appmon.$$`)|/usr/bin/mailx -s "Warning - please ignore this is a test" ""

# Delete temp file for message body

# cat /tmp/appmon.$$
rm /tmp/appmon.$$ > /dev/null



The script sends the email correctly, but the body of the email, the result of all the echo commands appears in ms outlook as a single line.
How can I format the output of mailx so that output when viewed in ms outlook is correct?


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Old 10-02-2007
Mail format

Rather than

(echo `cat /tmp/appmon.$$`)|/usr/bin/mailx -s "Warning - please ignore this is a test" ""

Try simply

cat /tmp/appmon.$$ | /usr/bin/mailx -s "Warning - please ignore this is a test"

I don't think you will need the '\n's either - In a test I tried they came through into MSLookOut as literal strings
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