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# 8  
Old 07-10-2011
probably the issue is the file doesn't show as an attachment. it lacks MIME section maybe.

Try these last two posts:
# 9  
Old 07-15-2011
Curleb, Your explanation is great. I tried that way but the mailx is making the trouble. In fact I downloaded the generated .xls file (simply tab delimited fields) and ms excel could open fine. But mailx is making it a mess. The email body gets the junk dump
begin 640 /home/asutoshch/test.20110715.xls
# 10  
Old 07-18-2011
Assuming that these ".csv" files are in standard unix text file format and contain only printable ASCII characters.

Needs a bit of work to change the variable names (avoid variable names starting with numbers), remove the absolute path from the filenames, convert the file to MSDOS format and keep the target filenames valid in MSDOS. Also add the "-m" switch to mailx (a weird HP-UX feature).

I realise that changing the filenames may ripple back up the script but we must bear in mind that this is SNMP and we should keep it simple. Also many virus scanners will eat a filename containing a double file extention.

OUT_1="`date +%Y%m%d`_1.csv"
OUT_2="`date +%Y%m%d`_2.csv"
cd "${WORKDIR}"
( ux2dos ${OUT_1} | uuencode ${OUT_1} ; ux2dos ${OUT_2} | uuencode ${OUT_2} ) | mailx -m -s "Attachments are in standard format" <emailid>

When working the two attachments should appear as proper attachments.

I've assumed you are using a standard HP-UX Posix Shell or Korn Shell. Variable names like ${1_OUT} are not valid in this context and should be giving you runtine errors.

Last edited by methyl; 07-18-2011 at 01:37 PM..
# 11  
Old 07-20-2011
I hope that works for you (it's working in HP-UX)

File=/home/dir1/dir2/file.csv (whole path of the file)

mailx -s "name of the file"  destination@domain.com << EOF


here the attached file :

~< ! uuencode ${File} `basename ${File}`

created by "Your NAME"

# 12  
Old 07-20-2011
Another possible way

Here's the basic logic we use to send csv formatted files to Outlook (ksh on Solaris) maybe it will work for you.


MAILBODY="This is the body of the e-mail"

# set_example.ksh is a unix shell script that gets sent as an attachment.
unix2dos -437 -ascii set_example.ksh attach.out
if (( $? != 0 ))
  then print "$0: unix2dos failed"
       exit 1

(print $MAILBODY; uuencode attach.out set_example.txt) | mailx -s "mail test9" your_id@your_company.com
if (( $? != 0 ))
  then print "$0: uuencode or mailx failed"
       exit 2

exit 0

# 13  
Old 07-21-2011
On hpux mailx needs the -m option for attached stuff...as shown by methyl
# 14  
Old 07-31-2011
Thank you. I am able to do it by html programming from shell script. The excel sheet can be opened sucessfully every time sent. Thank you all for your guidance.
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