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Old 02-28-2005
mail or mailx attachment

I have used the forum to determine the format required to send attachments from hp-ux 11. the problem I have is that using mailx does not attach the file, but subsititing mailx for mail on the command line attaches the file but i'm not able to specify a subject?

The attachment has been convert to uuencode format:

mailx -s"test" email@domain.com < uuencodefile

Thanks for your help.

Brett.
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Old 03-02-2005
You need to be more specific about your problem:
Quote:
using mailx does not attach the file, but subsititing mailx for mail on the command line attaches the file but i'm not able to specify a subject
If you use mailx -s "test" myself@somedomain.com < /etc/hosts
do you get the email with a subject as 'test'?
If you use mailx -s "test" myself@somedomain.com < uuencodefile, what happens?

Please explain further on stating "mailx does not attach the file" versus "substituting mailx for mail...attaches the file"
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Old 03-07-2005
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Originally Posted by RTM
You need to be more specific about your problem:


If you use mailx -s "test" myself@somedomain.com < /etc/hosts
do you get the email with a subject as 'test'?
If you use mailx -s "test" myself@somedomain.com < uuencodefile, what happens?

Please explain further on stating "mailx does not attach the file" versus "substituting mailx for mail...attaches the file"
To clarify:

I want to send email from UNIX with an attachment (a csv) and a subject, we are using HP-UX 11.11.

When I use the mailx command from my original post the file I am trying to attach does not appear as an attachment, it is embeddded within the message, and the subject is shown.

When I use mail the file does appear as an attachment in Outlook, but I can only get this to work when I don't specify a subject, as below:

mail me@mydomain < uuencoded file

If I specify a subject the error is returned:

mail: illegal option -- s
usage: mail [+] [-epqr] [-f file]
mail [-dt] persons

For the tests you suggested: Using the first command line I get the word test in the subject and the hosts file in the message area.

The second test has the same result as the first.

Cheers

Brett.
# 4  
Old 03-07-2005
Okay, you can't use the mail command - there is no -s (subject) option - use mailx.

For the attachment, look at this forum - one should be what you want.

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