Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

How to set Subject in 'mail' ?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers How to set Subject in 'mail' ?
# 1  
Old 10-14-2005
How to set Subject in 'mail' ?

I am trying to send some file to some mail ids using mail command in UNIX.
Now the issue is I am not able to find how to add "Subject text" to the command.

So I am using command like

"mail < file_name"

Now if I use simple mail command I can set subject text by using "Subject:" option of command. But while sending an attached file how can I set the subject?

I tried "-s" option but it is nto working?

I am using Sun SOlaris and k shell.

Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 10-14-2005
Use mailx instead of mail.
# 3  
Old 10-14-2005

mailx really worked and there are many options with that.


Previous Thread | Next Thread

9 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. AIX

Mail subject splitted

Hi I have a script that is sending mail and it was working fine. But the last time it run, it gave some errors. It look like the subject was split into many receiver. I am on AIX 6.1. #!/bin/ksh # HOSTNAME=`which hostname` MACHINE=`${HOSTNAME}` # E-mail to inform hci of a stop echo "###... (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: jacquesT
9 Replies

2. Red Hat

How to set up a mail server

Hi, I need to set up a mail server and I do not have much knowledge in Linux RedHat. Does anyone know how to do this? (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: shakshakshuk
0 Replies

3. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

How to set Subject in Sendmail in Crontab

Hello All, I am trying to send a file through email everyday from one of my Linux (x86_64) system. I've scheduled Sendmail in Crontab like this- 00 8 * * * /usr/sbin/sendmail < /home/file1.out This entry in crontab is working very fine and I am receiving file file1.out... (10 Replies)
Discussion started by: NARESH1302
10 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

mail: subject and body text

HI, After giving the mail -e its asking the subject : after this its enter in to the body of the mail i.e. (in edit mode) How to end this edit process to send mail ? (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: thelakbe
2 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

mail -s not showing subject on emails

Hi, I have a cron job that creates backups nightly and sends me an email with output from the script. I'm recieving the email and the output; however, the subject field is always empty. Here is what I have in my crontab 00 23 * * * sh /test_backup/test_script | mail -s "Backups"... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: orahi001
2 Replies

6. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

date need to be add in the subject of the mail.

Hi Am fetching a weekly report pf data..once i fetched the data i need a sent report by mail. In the subject of that mail i want to sent a message like.. SUBJECT :The report had been fetched from (01/12/08 to 07/12/08). I need to send a report like this every week with that particular... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: bobprabhu
2 Replies

7. Linux

How to set up mail server in Linux machine

Hi, I have a desktop on which linux is installed. It is connected to office LAN. I am able to send mails(using the 'mail' command) to anybody who is connected to the linux machine. But I am not able to send mails to internet IDs. Please inform, what do I have to do to enable mailing to internet... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: abhishek_ss
3 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Mail subject output of script

I am new to this site so please bear with my ignorances. I have started playing with mail on AIX 4.3.3 with many successes (thanks to this site) but am now stuck. I want to send a mail with the subject as the result of a script, eg. I want the mail body to read as the output from 'df -k... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: kiano
4 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Send a mail with a subject and an attachement

Dear All: I want to send a message to a list of people with a subject and an attachement, currently I am using the following command into a shell script: uuencode $FILENAME.gz $FILENAME.gz | mail With this command I can send the message for a... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: josecollantes
1 Replies

Featured Tech Videos