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Old 03-20-2017
Tilde commands not working


I have a script that it sends emails to various recipients using mailx, but some of the recipients should be sent as BCC, but ~b flag when used in the following line, does not put the gmail address as BCC:
echo "node $output is down" | mailx -s "$output not pinging"   sadf@xyz.com ~b sadf@gmail.com

Both email addresses appear on the TO: field of the outlook message
# 2  
Old 03-20-2017

Assuming that flag is supported in your implementation of mailx, I'm almost certain it should be -b rather than ~b. Certainly I just checked the Solaris man page for mailx, and it lists the BCC flag as being -b. I've never, ever heard of any command taking flags with a tilde rather than a dash. You should also probably put it before the recipient's address, and not after.
# 3  
Old 03-20-2017
Why in the world do you use a tilde to introduce a command line option? Use a dash! And, read the man page on tilde escapes.
# 4  
Old 03-20-2017
I have used -b flag I have the the following error when running my script:
Invalid operation mode f

I have only used ~b because its stated in Solaris Advanced User's Guide
# 5  
Old 03-20-2017
In that link is stated:
In the course of composing a message, you can use tilde commands to perform a variety of functions.
i.e. when you're in the middle of writing your text, use tildes, NOT on the command line!
# 6  
Old 03-20-2017

Did you also move the BCC flag and its address to before the recipient address, or are you still adding it afterwards ? In general you'll want all parameters to be listed before the recipient.
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Old 03-20-2017
That did the trick, but for some reason I have not received the notification from my gmail account
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