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need help with mailx

Hi Gurus,

I have a solaris zone. I am finding a issue in the situation below.

When I tried to send a mail in this format its failing.

Code:
 : mailx -s "test mail f" xxxxxx@yy.com

But its working just fine if I use echo.

Code:
echo "test body"|mailx -s "test mail " xxxxxxx@yy.com


Is there any way to make work email without echo?

Thanks in Advance.

Last edited by methyl; 03-01-2012 at 06:34 PM.. Reason: please use code tags
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I think they intended : | mailx ... since a : on the front just runs the builtin do-nothing : command.

However you can also do mailx ... </dev/null to avoid needing a pipe.

This has the same effect as redirecting an empty file into it.
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