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Old 01-24-2016
Need help sending attachment via mailx

Hello, I am new to the Unix thing, and I am having trouble sending attachments via shell client putty through mailx.

The command I use is
$ mailx -s "Subject" < attachment.txt

but everytime I do that it would say Cannot open attachment.txt

I have the file save to my computer in the directory designated by putty shell client, but I can seem to get the file to open, please help.

Last edited by Don Cragun; 01-24-2016 at 10:34 PM.. Reason: Add CODE and ICODE tags.
# 2  
Old 01-24-2016
What directory is the directory designated by putty shell client?

What directory were you in when you ran the mailx command?
# 3  
Old 01-24-2016
I'm using the Putty portable client, so it's on a USB drive. The both the File and the Program is located in F:\PuTTYPortable folder which is where I would run the program.
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Old 01-25-2016
I don't think the (remote) server has access to your (local) F:\PuTTYPortable directory.
# 5  
Old 01-27-2016
You could do this with uuencode:

uuencode file.txt file.txt |mailx -s "enter subject here"

# 6  
Old 01-27-2016
If you don't mind using Perl, you can download and install Perl MIME::LITE and use that.
The link includes some sample code. Last time I looked the module had not changed
in awhile. But the code works and it is easy to use.

MIME::Lite -
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