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Old 10-25-2013
HTML: Display contents of file using Variable

<tr><td bgcolor=#D7EBAD><b>Instructions :</b></td>
<td>`cat temp.txt`</td></tr>

Hi Experts,

I have an requirement of displaying file contents in HTML mail , for which am using the above approach, Where as the output is kind of not as expected.

If there are 5 lines in the file, in the output mail all are appearing as one after another.
I want the contents to be displayed as it is in the output HTML mail.

Any pointers would be really appreciated.
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Old 10-25-2013
Please define "not as expected". html does not necessarily format text in "lines" as they exist in a file. You may need to add paragraph breaks, for example.
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Old 10-25-2013
Thanks for your reply jim mcnamara.

say like the contents of the file is like

cat filename.txt
This is the first line.
This is the second line.
This is the third line.

In the HTML mail its appearing as
This is the first line.This is the second line.This is the third line.

I would need in the HTML mail also it should appear as the contents of the file.
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Old 10-25-2013
Use a br tag to insert a single line break:

        while read line
                print "${line}<br>"
        done < filename.txt
} | mailx -s "Subject
Content-Type: text/html"

# 5  
Old 10-25-2013
Hi Yoda,

Thanks for your reply.

that was an nice one. will try that.
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