sending mails with attachment and also some text in mail body


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sending mails with attachment and also some text in mail body

Hi,

Can some one help me with the syntax of the mailx that should send an attachment and also some text in the message body together.

When I am using the following syntax it is not sending the attachment but only the message body.

unix2dos -ascii $REPORTFILE | uuencode $PCFILE | mailx -s "hi" xyz@hotmail.com < note.txt

Where as REPORTFILE is the simple text file with .txt extn
PCFILE is converting the .txt into .XLS
note.txt contains the message that should be there in the message body

If I try with the following syntax it is sending the attachment without any thing in the message body.

unix2dos -ascii $REPORTFILE | uuencode $PCFILE | mailx -s "hi" xyz@hotmail.com

It is on SOLARIS

Regards
Narayana Gupta
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where is the decoded path name to be given to uuencode?

uuencode $PCFILE $PCFILE.decoded

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The input for uuencode is 'unix2dos -ascii $REPORTFILE '
and the output is $PCFILE which is $REPORTFILE.xls
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Originally Posted by guptan
The input for uuencode is 'unix2dos -ascii $REPORTFILE '
and the output is $PCFILE which is $REPORTFILE.xls
decode_pathname is must

man uuencode
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When I use this command

unix2dos -ascii $REPORTFILE | uuencode $PCFILE | mailx -s "hi" xyz@hotmail.com


it is working fine, it is sending the attachment but no message in the message body. I want to put some text in the message body also along with the attachment.
# 6  
Did you look at the FAQs ?
# 7  
Thanks for the reply, I will try with that.

Regards
Narayana Gupta
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